St Valentine’s Day, Melbourne

Today is St. Valentine’s Day and couples all over Melbourne, and the world, are celebrating love. While there are many reject the day and balk at the commercialisation of love I’ve decided to embrace it. There are too few things that unite us in celebration and I reckon love, however you do it, is worth encouraging.

Did you celebrate love today? How do you love?

Here is what some Melburnians had to say when asked “about love”:

Cuong and Jess
Cuong and Jess in St Kilda

“Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you” (Rick Astley)

Arturo and Sophia on their wedding day
Arturo and Sophia on their wedding day in Mexico (photo supplied)
“Let these be your desires:
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and
give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart” (Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet)
Lilli in the Garden
A pretty and shy smile from Lilli in a South Yarra Garden

” Love all, trust a few and do harm to none.”

Paul and Sue from Middle Park
Paul and Sue from Middle Park

 Paul “I  love life and being together, still, after 52 years!” Sue ” I also recommend always keeping separate bank accounts.”

Julia and Scott from Brunswick (now Scotland)
Julia and Scott in Brunswick


“Love can take you to surprising and marvellous places, if you’re just willing to take the ride…”

Hayley and Shelley
Hayley and Shelley from Northcote

 “Go ahead… Love like you never have loved before…”

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