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Love makes the world go round. It fills us up and tears us apart. It heals us, squeezes us, and turns us inside out. It is a noun oozing with verbs, and it's a verb exploding, sizzling, or simmering with emotion.
Love takes our breath away. It breaks our heart. It makes us high as a kite.
Valentine's Day is coming, and I absolutely love it! Not necessarily as a day for romance--but as a day to celebrate love and the people we love--our friends and family. A day to think about love, to express our love, to feel our love. To be our love.
And how do we do that here? France is a country of beautiful unbending culture--and a people buttoned up--but Paris is a city of lovers kissing in parks, on street corners, or riding the metro. Making eyes at a glass of champagne, a bottle of wine, a savory long meal, or some chocolates.
When we first came to France, Valentine's Day was hardly noticeable. But these days the merchants have caught on to the commercial possibilities, and we're seeing more Valentines around Paris. Here are some for you.
From Paris with Love...