Love Is…A Valentine’s Day Roundup


Love…it comes in different shapes and sizes, and means so many things to so many people. On this auspicious day we wanted to show our love for the myriad ways you express love on

Versed in love

We were struck by littlepeace’s haiku mediation on the “joy of now” when you’re in love over at Innocence Abroad.

(the) present

be here now — with you
driving down snow-covered streets,
evening armchair talks

be here now — with you
pea shoots, tomato fragrance
worm ends in rich soil

be here now — with you
laughing together, today,
with crinkled-eye smiles

be here now — with you
this moment, this moment, this,
enjoying the gift

Nicholas Gagnier‘s spare, beautiful love poem, A Crumpled Valentine, is a lovely reminder that when it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts.

Love in photographs

Photographer Steve McCurry has traveled the world, capturing stories in photos along the way. His gorgeous photo essay of couples, It Takes Two, explores relationships “evident in their gestures of caring, their body language, their eyes.”

Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Over at venerable photography blog, Time Lightbox, the beautiful portraits of husband-wife photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck communicates the beauty of a life-long love in the photo essay, Love Through a Lens.

Martine's Legs, 1967 -- Henri Cartier-Bresson (Magnum Photos)

Martine’s Legs, 1967 — Henri Cartier-Bresson (Magnum Photos)

Love stories, in print, on film, and IRL

If cinema is your thing and you’re looking for the right film for a romantic evening in, you’ll love Flavorwire’s 50 Most Romantic Movies Ever Made.

Moving back to reality, blogger Kim Pryor shares the origin story of her relationship with boyfriend Chris and explores boundaries and privacy around love in the internet age in her piece, Introducing the Boyfriend over at her blog Pryorities.

Meanwhile Megan at write meg! reminisces about her first crushes — on the male characters in the novels she read as a younger woman — and recalls how the relationships in her reading helped teach her about relationships in real life.

No matter how you choose to celebrate, Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at!

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