Wisdom from the Ages

I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No... not the artful postures of love, not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that... over-throws life. Unbiddable, ungovernable - like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Gumdrops and Sugar.

Without a little bit of sugar and love, the world would be darkness and chaos.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Gingerbread Home to Call Our Own.

Last weekend, Massimiliano and I made his first (and my 21st) gingerbread house. We used a simple package to build it, but we personalized it by creating gingerbread versions of ourselves. More yummy photos on the next post.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Little Crinkle Above Your Nose.

I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. (When Harry Met Sally)

Friday, November 27, 2009

An Incurable Romantic.

I am in incurable romantic

I believe in hope, dreams, and decency.
Tenderness and kindness.

I believe in mankind.

I believe in goodness,
Mercy and charity
I believe in a universal spirit
I believe in casting bread
Upon the waters.

I am awed by the snow capped mountains
By the vastness of the oceans.

I am moved by a couple
Of any age - holding hands
As they walk through city streets.

A living creature in pain
Makes me shudder with sorrow
A seagull's cry fills me
With a sense of mystery.

A river or stream
Can move me to tears
A lake nestling in a valley
Can bring me peace.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Romantic Snack #3

"You have given me a gift such as I never even dreamt of finding in this life."
-Franz Kafka

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

How Will I Know Her?

from Leonard Nimroy's "You & I"...

How will I know her?

I will know her by
Her being.
By her aura.
Though she be
A glimpse
A flash,
My eye will know.

I will know her.
Even if she comes
In the blackness
Of the darkest night
Her fragrance...
Will sing to me.

Even if her sound
Should be a whisper
My ear will know.

I will know her.
Even if we
But brush past
Each other in the crowd
Her touch will call
To my brain...
She is here!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Romantic Snack #2

Real love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Airport Moment

Airport Moments | March 29th, 2006

I used to dream of having one of those great romantic moments - walking through the arrivals gate and seeing him standing there. There would be slow motion running, he'd pick me up and twirl me around so happy to see me again. In reality my airport moments have always been significantly more tearful than the daydreams…Sobbing so hard after leaving him that even the customs lady looked at my with pity, talking to him on the phone from airport after airport, wishing i was somewhere - anywhere - but in an airport.

That final airport day was never going to be a Hollywood moment, the closest it came was the stickers on my luggage from LAX Airport. I was tired, I was jetlagged, I was ready to be at home. It all seems a bit of a blur to be honest - after my years of waiting for that moment I can't remember who i hugged first, or the expression on his face as I came through the gate. The only thing I remember is the feeling of being back on the ground, and wishing i'd brushed my hair before i got off the plane.

Posted in romance, thoughts from:

Every place I go, I think of you
Every song I sing, I sing for you

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

Now the time has come to leave you

Close your eyes and I'll be on my way...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Grand Gesture by Disney

It's the moment when the Beast wants to do something nice for Belle, whose greatest passion is books and reading. He blindfolds her, leads her into a room, and when she opens her eyes, he's given her his entire library.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Romantic Snack #1

Any very minuscule quote or little sentences I come across will be posted as a romantic snack, just a wee nibble of something to chew on and add some sweetness to the day...

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One. (City of Angels)

Friday, November 20, 2009

So It's Not Gonna Be Easy...

It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.

(The Notebook)

Now say you're a bird.
If you're a bird, I'm a bird.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Animal Cracker Scene

A.J.: You know what I was thinking?
Grace Stamper: What?
A.J.: I really don't think that the animal cracker qualifies as a cracker.
Grace Stamper: Why?
A.J.: Well cause it's sweet, which to me suggests cookie, I mean well putting cheese on something is sort of a defining characteristic of what makes a cracker a cracker. I don't know why I thought of that, I just...
Grace Stamper: Baby, you have such sweet pillow talk.

Grace Stamper: Baby, do you think it's possible that there's someone doing this very same thing at this very same moment?
A.J.: I hope so, otherwise, what the hell are we trying to save?