Tomorrow is Valentine's Day.
Tom and I celebrated early with a walk through the woods with the puppies, where odd things caught my eye, like this branch and its shadow against the aged cedar tree...
And then on the road headed home, Tom spent a few minutes trying to free a fossilized shell from its caliche prison.
(More on that adventure later, but isn't this a cute photo of my Valentine?)
We moved in slow-motion, mesmerized by the blue sky and sunshine and warmth, physically and mentally exhausted from the weekend.
We played ping-pong, drove into town, stopped for a quick meal at Panda Express and hit the grocery store.
Perhaps that doesn't seem like much of a celebration. It's nothing extraordinary; we often spend our days this way.
But isn't that what love is all about? Those thousands of moments that blend together into a single heart ... one giant heart that beats for each of you, pulsing to the rhythm of your lives, setting the tempo, ensuring your steps match each other's even when there are times you can't be together?
We've never gone overboard with huge Valentine's Day celebrations, but especially after this past weekend we understand how precious each moment we have together is, and that it's the simple, quiet, every day moments that say "I love you. I'm glad you're mine." louder than any box of candy or corny, dusty Garfield statue ever could...
(Garfield is pretty cute, though. Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow , anyway...)
This is my contribution to week 6 of Focus 52 - "‘Love, baby’! L-O-V-E!" Click HERE to see the other contributions.