Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tantalyzing Tuesday Valentine's Day Blog Hop, February 11-14, 2014 ~ Old Lovers Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day
Our Valentine Blog Hop starts today!!! Today, I have written about old lover's heart songs, based upon the photo below. People don't stay married the way they used to when our grandparents and great-grandparents lived and loved. So many relationships have become disposal; there is no value in working to preserve a loving relationship, yet generations earlier, it was a forgone conclusion that you married for better or worse....not just better. I admire those lovers for those were true romances. Here is a short moment in a loving exchange between old lovers.
If you enjoyed this moment, please leave me a comment then hippity-hop over to each of the other blogs and read the Valentine's Day post, leave a comment and be entered to win, perhaps more than once!!
Acknowledgement ~ Google Images
Old Lovers Valentine
He leaned back, closed his weary eyes, relaxed with a sigh and rested against her heart. She slept, spent. He inhaled the comfort of her familiar ‘sweet strawberry’ essence in the rhythm of their shared breathing.
It was a lifetime and yet only moments…
The same errant curl, now with a little less spring, a little less luster and grey with time, fell to her forehead tickling her brow as it has always done. He reached to tuck the insistent ringlet from her face when their weathered hands touched, in the same well-known, well-loved spot.
"I didn’t mean to wake you," he whispered into the air embracing her.
"You didn’t," she cooed, "that ever damned curl did. If you hadn’t such an affinity for my curls, I would have cut them off decades ago."
"I will never forget the first time I saw those wild auburn curls. I remember thinking your hair sparkled in the moonlight and danced for play with the sun. But for that curl, would you change anything?"
She turned to him, held his twisted, polished hand to her heart and sighed.
"Don’t you know yet, darling? Though time has ravaged our bodies, my heart sees us only as lovers."

We cannot deny the strength of our desires
For we are the ones that seek the pleasure of the truth
 And when our bodies burn for one another
We cannot turn away
But fly instead into the center of the heat
For if we are burned, it will be because we sought
All that was real and strong and good

Because we knew the power of attraction and how we felt
As our flesh grew and yearned as oneSo do not fear that which we know is special
And do not turn or run from lust or love so pure and true
That would deny the essence of our beings
And keep us from the fire of truth we build



  1. Absolutely beautiful, and so apt a Valentine teaser. I love it. Excellently written showing true love feelings in just a few well chosen words. Lifelong love is a gift so precious and to see ageing people like these two care this much is wonderful. Happy Valentine's Muffy <3

  2. Aw, that was so beautiful. I'm all misty eyed now :-)

  3. You know I love your photo and story derived at my age.. "He inhaled the comfort of her familiar ‘sweet strawberry’ essence in the rhythm of their shared breathing." The familiar scent and breathing together created an image of love's lasting passion through many years together. You have inspired me to return to a story I left unfinished. Better get my ass crackin'. Love your writing as always.

  4. Thanks. I wanted to cry this morning.

    Beautiful language, which I've come to expect from you, and an overall lovely piece. Where would Tuesdays be without you, Muffy?

  5. Wow ! What a loving post on Valentine Day teaser , beautiful and full of emotion , It has great message of love and affection for the younger generation where love and relationship are considred in terms of money only . Greetings Muffy Ji . Author Jarnail Singh

  6. Amazing. You brought me back to several old loves (relatives,) that this describes and I envy so much. The couple you wrote and those I knew, have full hearts, bound and twined together eternally. Beautiful sentiment and strikingly accurate! That's what my V-day wish is!

  7. Lovely, just lovely. Ageless and beautiful.

  8. one of the best passages i have ever read talent the writing , emotional in the delivery.... and everlasting in the mind.... well done BRAVA !!!!
    theresa :)

  9. Awe! So sweet! I think this is my favorite! So adorable! Thank you for sharing! Happy Valentines day!

  10. Always romantic, as usual. Muffy, it's always a pleasure to have your pieces out there, because you write such sentimental and romantic pieces.


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