Love and I are not getting along. This past year hasn’t been a good one for me and love…at least romantic love. I know that people love me – in fact that’s the best thing about having your heart broken – realizing the whole world of other people who love you and are there for you. But romantic love…it’s pretty shitty when it ends. And much like everything in my life, as I get older, it gets harder to deal with.
What started three years ago finally came to an end recently and I’ve been picking up the pieces slowly. Too slowly. Some days I don’t think about it at all, and some days it makes me intensely angry or sad. But endings are always a roller coaster of emotions for me – so this ride I’m on now shouldn’t surprise me.
What doesn’t help is Valentine’s Day. Stupid, stupid Valentine’s Day.
So instead of writing something about how bitter I am about love , I thought I would try to focus on bringing you a good love story this week in order to focus on the positive sides of love.
Let’s Hear it for Love!
Read the story of how I uncovered a love story in a bell tower in Germany here…
In addition, every year I collect photography from around the world of unusual places where I find love and hearts.
This last year had me discovering love in nature quite often – see if you can find the hearts in these pictures of my travels around the world.
Finding Love in Unusual Places
Past Posts About Finding Love in Unusual Places:
I Heart Photography 2012
Searching for Signs of Love 2013
Love, You Can’t Always Get What You Want 2014
Self Love 2015
By A Lady in London February 11, 2016 - 7:07 am
I love all the hearts you’ve collected! What a great idea. I hope the healing process continues. Heartbreak is always a struggle, but you’re right that it helps you realize how many other people love you.
By Sherry February 11, 2016 - 10:02 am
Thanks! It’s a fun project to ‘collect’ hearts throughout the year!
By Barb February 11, 2016 - 12:15 pm
Sorry to hear of your breakup! But I’ll take this chance to wish you a happy birthday! You are loved and I’m here for you if you need to talk (or vent!) 🙂
By Sherry February 11, 2016 - 12:18 pm
Thanks Barb! It’s been a weird few month – but I’m finally to the point where I’m happy to move on. Thanks for the bday wishes…not sure what I”m doing yet tomorrow – but I’m sure I’ll figure out something fun here in Mexico!
By valerie February 11, 2016 - 6:23 pm
Oh dear lovely Sherry, first a happy birthday, you’re a truly amazing person and your heart photos are outstanding and..moving. Sorry about the breakup, but you know, and i’ve been there, and I know the hurt, the end of something is the beginning of something else . Good luck and f… Valentine, single or not, I hate this yet but another consumerist hypocritical love feast. valerie
By Sherry February 11, 2016 - 8:00 pm
I do love my girlfriends to no end! Thanks Valerie – I hope we see each other again soon! Ill be in Spain this spring – hop on down and see me!
By International Honeymoon Packages February 12, 2016 - 7:00 am
It Very awesome experience to find heart stone. Love is very deep experience for everyone…
By Savio Wong February 12, 2016 - 4:38 pm
It sadden me when I hear about any relationship that has become broken. If we are honest, we know how difficult it is to bring two individuals together. As you said, Valentine’s Day definitely doesn’t help. But as Lord Tennyson so eloquently wrote:
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
There is no cure for heart breaks except we need to remind ourselves that happiness is not defined by having a partner. Treasure each day for love, joy and happiness come in many forms.
By Sherry February 14, 2016 - 10:16 am
Thanks for the beautiful words. Time, time, time…it will do the job it does best…heal.
By Kirk Horsted February 12, 2016 - 10:51 pm
You go, girl! V Day. Didn’t Hallmark invent it? Oh well. When it’s good, it’s good. When it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. LOVE your many hearts. Backatcha, *kh
By Sherry February 14, 2016 - 10:12 am
By Mary @ Green Global Travel February 17, 2016 - 8:58 pm
Love this idea! It’s so great that you are focusing on the positives of life and finding love in these unusual places instead of allowing the negatives to bring you down too much. Thanks for this lovely post!
By Izy berry February 18, 2016 - 12:36 am
Aww I love this post I hope you can find love this year and for me that I believe that if you want true love you only will find that in God
By Pearl Nowlan February 14, 2020 - 4:17 pm
I suspect the universe is sending you a message. Lovely photos….. keep looking for those hearts.