Gaaauugh! Why’d it have to be LOVE today? Being in a couple relationship is a whole lotta hard work. Honestly. Hearts & flowers & violins just aren’t on the horizon here today…did you have to remind me?! Okay, I’m gonna take another tack completely. Here it is, my interpretation of love….this is me and a Ponderosa pine in New Mexico. They smell like vanilla in the sunshine. Warm, honest, natural love without that mess of human complication: I give you TREES, ladies and gentlemen.
All things must pass, Scilla.. relationships always have a percentage of difficulty… This is so very YOU 🙂 as my sense of smell has been gone again for some months this has reminded me of that most delicious of smells.. vanilla. uhmmmm
Sorry to hear that trouble is back 😦 the dukkha cycle continues…
yes indeed… and when happiness returns it is all the sweeter..
Amen, sister…aaaaand, it’s back!!
Sounds delicious Scilla.
Well, I wasn’t licking the tree, just smelling it! 😉
This is a great post and a great photo. Really made me smile.
P.S. I love my husband, but he doesn’t always think about that sort of thing, so when I want flowers, I buy them for myself. I hope you do too, because you certainly deserve them.
I’m learning all kinds of new self-love strategies, which is actually a very good skill and a loving thing for Steve to be teaching me!
I’ll take your ponderosa pine and raise you one sequoia sempervirens.
What an absolutely wonderful post. Classy and honest.
Lived in California for 15 years and knew them well…definitely an impressive card to play!