Today, in honor of Chinese Valentine’s Day, a beautiful passage on connections:
When connections are real, they simply never die.
They can be buried, or ignored or walked away from, but never broken.
If you’ve deeply resonated with another person or place,
The connection remains despite any distance, time, situation, lack of presence or circumstance.
If you’re doubtful then just try it ―
Go and revisit a person or place and see if there’s any sense at all of the space between now and then.
If it was truly real, you’ll be instantly swept back into the moment it was before it left ―
During the same year and place with the same wonder and hope and comfort and heartbeat.
Real connections live on forever.
– Victoria Erickson
I took this photo in Lebanon sometime in July 2014. We were touring the Cedars when we approached a chapel where a small and intimate wedding was to take place, so we hung around to watch.
Moments later the bride appeared at the top of the mountain excitedly making her way to her groom shouting, “I just want to run to you!” the entire way.
When she reached the chapel she ran into his arms, smiling and repeating, “C’est magnifique!”
The bride had purple flowers in her hair, and she and her bridesmaids wore quirky, colorful shoes. Her groom donned a top hat and carried a cane.
It was the loveliest thing I ever did see.