happy day of love...

red velvet cheesecake, shared on our Valentine's date @ our Bistro


"Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself - if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself - it is very difficult to take care of another person. In the Buddhist teaching, it's clear that to love oneself is the foundation of the love of other people. Love is a practice. Love is truly a practice."
          -Thich Nhat Hanh

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves. "
-Rainer Maria Rilke


SOiNTOiT said...

ooohhhh, heartwrenching story...what an owwy to have to carry around. I'd lay that one down and walk away from it....or base your next novel on it!

Bronwyn said...

I hadn't visited that memory for decades, and it just bubbled up when I was writing this post.

I've got lots of friends now :)

I was thinking, though, of decorating a box, then filling it up to the brim with little "self-valentines," notes about things I love about myself!

This would be a fun exercise for all of us !

Thanks for your sweet support!


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