Thursday, June 28, 2012


Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and a madness of desire--oh, no--love is not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living Yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.
--Henry Van Dyke


  1. This is a beautiful quotation.

    The painting is one I've always loved and mused about. Is there a story behind it? I've never taken the time to actually research it. So far I've left it to the imagination; but perhaps I'll look into it sometime soon.

    God bless you!

  2. If only more people understood this about love.

  3. Perfect...and a perfect reminder of how to interpret a beautiful meeting last year - coincidentally also the 28th June. Thank you.

  4. Thank you all for your very nice comments. May Almighty God bless you and Our Lady protect you.