Isn’t it romantic?

I have a secret confession: I love to watch wedding videos. Mine, my friends… Even people I don’t know. I love to go to the web sites of wedding videographers and watch their demo videos, because well made wedding videos capture the essence of the day, and the love shared between a couple so beautifully and perfectly. Being a witness to that bright, shiny, “nothing can shake it” kind of love makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I guess it’s no wonder I write romance. Even on my angriest, most cynical day, something like this can still reduce me to tears:

No clue who these guys are, but I absolutely adore them, and I adore the way their videographer captured the nuances of them together so beautifully. The guy fiddling with his ring and realizing the symbolism behind that day. It’s all so gorgeous. Love.

This video, by the way, was part of an awesomesauce Buzzfeed link making the rounds about the 50 most romantic moments of all time. You can check it out here. And I gotta tell you, if you get to the bottom of this thing without crying, your will is stronger than mine. 🙂

Today’s Quickie: Unconventional Love Quote

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down.
— Woody Allen

Today’s Quickie: Inspirational Love Quote

Love is an irresistible desire to be
irresistibly desired….Robert Frost.

They say that for some, that being desired is almost as good as an orgasm. The thrill of being pursued certainly does do wonderful things to one’s ego, one’s libido, and even to one’s heart, I would imagine. Knowing a person wants you enough to pursue you to the ends of the earth? Hell yeah. Thoughts? Opinions?

Today’s Quickie: Inspirational Quote on Love

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire: In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
~Bruce Lee~

This is probably why I have had so many romances grow out of friendships. Hard not to fall in love with a person when you’ve grown to know them so well and care for them so deeply.