Monday, February 16, 2009

The secret to everlasting true love...

My side-project 1920's jazz duo, GRAND HOTEL, played a Valentine's Day party at The French Legation Museum. One couple there had been married for 37 years and another for 43 years. I asked them what the secret was.

The first couple replied: "Wine."

The second couple replied: "Lots of wine."


Anonymous said...

When I woke up on Valentine's Day, my husband had brought me breakfast in bed, and left a card that said

"I said to myself, find new ways to tell her how perfect she is for you--how perfectly she fits into your arms, your heart, your life. Find new ways to tell her how much she means to you--how much you admire her, respect her, need her, want her. Find new ways to tell her you care, as you share smiles or sadness, as you listen, as you touch and kiss and embrace. One way or another, I've told myself these things, and over and over, I want to share them with you because, more than anything, I want you to know how much I love you, sometimes more than I can say." If there is wine involved, it's only because one fine thing deserves another. If it wasn't real love, wine wouldn't have kept it together. The secret is to love them more than you thought possible, more even than they deserve, and hang in there in the hard times.

Erin Ivey said...

beautiful. thank you. :)