Celebrate Long-Time Love, Relationships, and Friendships

For Valentine’s Day, we pay tribute to love in its many forms. Residents in our communities fill our world with countless examples of love each and every day.

From the couples married well over 50 years, to new romances developed in the later years of life, and everything in-between love knows no bounds.  After all who knows love best than those who have loved the longest. This year let’s celebrate all those rare and treasured relationships and friendships that have endured over decades.

What better way to commemorate this time of year than by reading some favorite testaments of love, meant to be shared and cherished.

  • I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha
  • Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired- Robert Frost
  • “True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.”—Honore de Balzac, French novelist
  • “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.”—John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

BY E. E. CUMMINGS

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done

by only me is your doing,my darling)

i fear

no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want

no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)