Article and Photography by Curtis Beaird
Every Day is Valentine’s Day at our House.....
My bride and I celebrate Valentine’s Day every day of the year. No, that is not a dodge for me to get out of "something special". For us, it is a way of life that refuses to be reduced to a box of chocolates in the context of faux romance….....he says confidently as he wipes a smudge of Russell Stover from the corner of his mouth.
For us, the 13th day following Valentine’s Day.......today, right this minute, as I write this, is a special day. We are together. Together is how we see life. Together is how we decide what comes next. Together is how we sail on when the wind starts to blow. Together we laugh and talk and wonder…... and laugh some more. Together..
Together we fell in love. Together we stay that way.
(I Corinthians 13)
Together we decide, act and follow a different drummer. We love birds, photography, and each other (please reverse the order). We love to explore, discover and wander in places that the crowd has an uncanny ability to miss. You would be amazed at what the crowd misses.
Yes, the 13th day following Valentines Day........today, right this minute, as I write this, is a special day. Without a doubt, it is possible to have more than one special day in a row. Actually, this is our 2,518th special day in a row.
On this particular special day we are planning to....... But, that would be telling, wouldn't it? I forgot to mention........ People who love and celebrate Valentine's Day everyday have secrets. Beautiful secrets. They celebrate their secrets. Whisper their secrets to each other. Share their secrets, even in the silence that is never a void between them. They just don't tell anyone their secrets.
I hope Valentines Day was a good day at your house.
......I think the peanut butter covered in chocolate is the best.
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