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
Na na na na na yeah
To that, I say let’s hear it for Henry…
“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”
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.
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!
Happy Valentine’s Day.