Love to Love

I was thinking about what to write today. You ever just stare at this blank slate and say what can/should I write today? Since today is Valentine’s Day in America, I figured it should be something related to that somehow. My husband and I have been together for 10 years and we never really make it a point to celebrate Valentine’s Day every year. Sometimes he’ll surprise me like a few years ago he took me to this super duper fancy restaurant and I got to eat bolognese. If you’ve never had it, oh my freaking goodness. I had it for the first time in Italy and it’s amazing. I was thinking of maybe recreating it over the weekend because I found an easy to follow recipe to make it but my mother is coming in to see me and we’re going to see Black Panther Saturday night and I need at least 6 hours to make this sauce so I don’t know. We’ll see.

Most of the time we just say Happy Valentine’s Day and I love you to each other and keep it moving. It got me thinking about how often I tell people I love them. I know some people just use it as a phrase to show excitement because maybe a friend helped them have an epiphany but I honestly believe that I use it the way it was intended no matter who I’m saying it to. Saying “I like you” would just be weird to me or it just doesn’t emphasize my feelings enough? Obviously the love I have for my husband is on a completely different level than the love I have for friends or family but when I tell someone I love them, I mean it as in I care about your well being, what’s going on in your life every single day, what’s making you happy or sad (so I can be happy with you or fix it) and other things along those lines.

See how I go from blank to words? I truly even didn’t plan on that random, kind of philosophicalness to spew out but there it is. I really only planned to share a song today that is called Valentine cause there’s not many songs with the word “valentine” in the title. I can think of two off the top of my head. I’m sure you all have heard the song “My Funny Valentine” in a zillion different versions but have you heard the song “Valentine”? I’m sharing the throwback Pentatonix version because I love them and the melody and harmony of this song is so beautiful. I’ll also share the lyrics as well:

I will be friendly
(Please don’t be…)
My soul came to be terrified
(…so terrified)
Please don’t be so shy
So will you never be my lover or my valentine
Never be a friend of mine
Never see my better side
Maybe you’d be terrified
Of all the secrets you were wishing you won’t ever find
‘Cause deep inside me
And I don’t wanna hide me
‘Cause I know about my love
‘Cause I know about my love
‘Cause I know about my love
‘Cause I know about my love
Yeah, pick it fast like a flight far away from here (fly away)
Before I know I feel at home whenever you are near
Live my life, you better cold cut to this
I wish you’d hold me open just to see your vision clear
‘Cause I know about my love (‘Cause I know about my love)
‘Cause I know about my love (‘Cause I know about my love)
‘Cause I know about my love (‘Cause I know about my love)
‘Cause I know about my love (‘Cause I know about my love)
‘Cause I know about my love
‘Cause I know about my love
About my love
About my love
About my love
I will be friendly
(Please don’t be)
My soul came to be terrified
(so terrified)
Please don’t be so shy
That’s all I got for today. Happy Valentine’s Day beautiful people! If you have Valentine’s day stuff planned I hope they make you smile hugely and if you don’t, here is me sending you a virtual chocolate heart that will hopefully make you smile with the rest of us today.

17 thoughts on “Love to Love

  1. I loved reading this, Nel. We don’t really “celebrate” Valentine’s Day, but we’ll just have a dinner and maybe share a little treat with the kids. Great song share. I need to check out more of their stuff. πŸ˜‰

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you! I hope you have a joyous day, sweet friend. πŸ’–

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    1. Sounds like a good Valentine’s Day to me! You’ll have to tell me what you cook/bake. I’m glad you liked the song! It’s just so melodic and it still blows my mind that they do it all with their voices and no instruments. You have a joyous day as well! ❀

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    1. Hahahaha! Is it really?? I’ll probably get chocolate ice cream or a Frosty from Wendy’s. I like frozen chocolate best. That is odd for you! You’re the queen of love!

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  2. I love bolognese!! πŸ˜€ It’s pretty easy to make as well- even though it takes a long time, most recipes are just put it on and leave it- I hope it goes well! Anyway I love your philosophicalness and I agree that love is sort of this all-encompassing wonderful word that can be used for so many things πŸ˜€ Also that song is great! (also now I know why my sister’s obsessed with Pentatonix… I need to pay more attention to her suggestions πŸ˜‰ )

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    1. Do you have a recipe you prefer to use?? I found one online and I hope it’s good enough, lol. Yeah it’s a lot of add this, let it evaporate, add this and let it evaporate again, etc etc. Yay! Glad you agree and yes your sister is awesome. Pentatonix is fantastic! They just added a new member and have new music coming out soon. So exciting!

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      1. hehe I just get it off one of those recipe sites too lol! Yeah exactly! hehe yes she is- she actually knows a lot about music, but cos she’s always talking about it I don’t always pay as much attention as I should πŸ˜‰ (to be fair, she does the same for me and books πŸ˜‰ ) That is exciting!!

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  3. Well.. Valentine’s been and gone! I hope you had a lovely day, even if you didn’t get up to much… Me and hubby, we don’t really celebrate anything πŸ˜€ we’re not traditional people at all tend to treat all these big ‘holiday’s like any other day… we treat each other to little surprises throughout the year instead of sticking to the calendar of bdays, xmases and VDays… that said, we don’t keep getting stuff for each other monthly or anything like that… stuff’s overrated! πŸ™‚
    I hope you find the best recipe for bolognese and let us know how it works out when you have a chance to make it πŸ™‚

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