The Remedy for Love

Among many others, I believe it was Bon Jovi,who said Love Hurts.

Love is like a flame, it burns you when it’s hot
Love hurts, ooeee-ooeee yes, Love hurts
ooeee-ooeee yes, Love hurts
Love hurts

Na na na na na yeah
Love hurts

To that, I say let’s hear it for Henry

The Remedy for Love is to Love More

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
~ Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

I used to be a hopeless romantic, often doing silly things to show my undying appreciation for my loving wife. Just because I don’t do these things as often anymore, doesn’t mean I appreciate her any less. In fact – following Mr. Thoreau’s advice – after 13 plus years of marriage, and nearly four years of living together 24/7 in a 200 sq.ft. space, I love and appreciate her even more every day.

One thing I appreciate most, is that she would appreciate the following heartfelt sentiments much more than flowers, chocolates, or a Hallmark greeting card. Well, maybe not more than chocolate…

“The pleasure of love is in loving.”
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680)

“Love flies, runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back.”
~Thomas a Kempis (1380 – 1471)

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
~Sophocles (496 BC – 406 BC)

“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.”
~Agnes Repplier (1855 – 1950)

“Hereafter, in a better world than this,
I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.”
~William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)

Ooeee-ooeee yes, na na na na na yeah.

3 thoughts on “The Remedy for Love”

  1. As it turns out, love really does hurt – but only when you face losing it.

    Shortly after posting this, we received the news about a dear friend’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Please love the ones you love a little more today, and be grateful for your ability to do so.

  2. Ohhhh, my hapless romantic dude.

    I really do appreciate these more than chocolate…especially because these sentiments are fat free.


    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!


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