Just a quick note to wish you all a most joyous St. Valentine’s Day!

We celebrated this morning with our own little “love feast”:

St. Valentine is waiting for the guests to arrive…

The table is set for the feast

Goodness! The world’s smallest Valentine…for mom!

You could say my plate is full…how lovely!

Happy St. Valentine’s Day from all of us!

Thoughts of love…how perfectly expressed by Mr. William Shakespeare:

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle’s compass come:

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

William Shakespeare

(1564 – 1616)