Heart of Stone

February 11, 2016   13 Comments »

Heart of Stone

February 11, 2016 13 Comments »

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

Finding love in unusual places

Hiking in Costa Brava Spain on the Camino Ronda near Cadaques I find a heart in the cliff.

Hearts on the beach

A heart rock found on the beach on Wrangel Island Russia

heart embroidery

A traditional outfit worn by young, Lutheran, single ladies in the Black Forest of Germany

Love is in the air

Love is in the air at the Indy 500.

Festival of lights in Berlin

Love in Berlin at the annual Festival of Lights where buildings are illuminated in various designs.

Wall of Love Karranga Wall Australia

Love on the Karranga Walls in the Blue Mountains Australia

Love Furniture

Take a seat for love. Old traditional chairs found at the Open Air Museum in the Black Forest of Germany.

Leaf love

Finding love in my back yard this week in Mexico.

Finding love in unusual places

Finding love hiking in the Pyrenees of Spain.

Sweet Love germany

Sweet love at Stuttgart’s Volksfest in Germany

Wooden Love

Wooden Love found in the forest in the Spanish Pryenees

Love of Autumn

Finding my love of Autumn while hiking in Germany. Ok – I helped this one along a bit!

Love sculpture

Inside the famous Love sculpture in Indianapolis Art Museum

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


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