As the Beatles once sang, “Love is all you need”. Although today is Valentine’s Day, it is important to share your love every single day that passes. Today is a celebration of that love and I hope every single one of you have that special person to share your day with. A little gesture goes along way and it can brighten up someone’s entire day!
Most of the time we are hearing about nasty divorces or custody battles, bad breakups etc. So for Valentine’s Day I thought it would be good to share just a couple of beautiful love stories and maybe even share mine as well.
Romeo and Juliet.This is probably one of the most famous love stories out there. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Their story is very tragic. Two teenagers from two families that hated each other who fall in love at first sight and then marry.They become true lovers and then risk everything they have for their love. Romeo killed himself by drinking poison. He takes the poison because he has killed the man Juliet should have married but did not want to (Paris). He then mistakenly thinks that Juliet is dead (in fact she is only drugged and is waiting for Romeo to come and rescue her). So he buys a poison, lies down beside her and dies. Juliet wakes up and sees that Romeo is dead beside her and takes out his dagger and stabs herself. All in the name of love. Their deaths then brought their families together.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono. John first met Yoko at the Indico Art Gallery in London during a show displaying the artistry of Yoko Ono. John was born from a blue collar family and became an overnight superstar. Yoko was the disappointing offspring of a high collar financial family. She preferred to stay in the world of Art. When they met, the attraction was supposedly instantaneous. She had reportedly asked him for five shillings to hammer an imaginary nail into the wall. He offered her five imaginary shillings. They were nearly inseparable after their initial meeting. Both of them were married at the the time they met but separated from their spouses to be together. They both began working on their own albums together which then was blamed for the break up of the Beatles. While most people viewed Yoko as the band killer, they failed (for a while) to see all of the messages of love which John and Yoko were sending out. It took some time, but eventually their message of peace caught on.They eventually married and had a son. John devoted much of his time to working on his individual albums with many songs and ballads being written about his love for Yoko and his son. He was incredibly romantic about her, and always publicly displayed it.
My absolute favorite love story is that of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Even as I type this now I have tears. This is the kind of love that is magical in all sense of the word. No other couple has inspired me more admiration than the one of Johnny to his June Bug.Theirs was a love story of persistence. The two met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in 1956. At the time, June was singing backup for Elvis. Elvis was the one who turned June on to Johnny Cash’s music. It took her a bit longer to warm up to Johnny himself, despite their undeniable attraction. He never gave up on her no matter how many times she said no. He walked miles and miles to her home just to tell her again that he loved her and wanted to marry her. Despite all the troubles June had with John, she stuck by his side no matter what. He proposed several times before June finally said yes, to a proposal made in front of 7,000 fans at a live show in 1968. His love for her was like no other love. June Carter Cash passed away May 15 of 2003. A mere four months later Johnny Cash passed away. Though he dies of complications of diabetes it is often said that he died of a broken heart from the struggles of losing his June.
My love story. I fell in love with the most amazing man. The way he smiled at me for no reason at all. Catching him take my picture just because. It was like magic. There was no stopping us it seemed.I cannot think of another person in my life that could possibly replace any aspect of my life with him. His brown eyes, and soft hands. The way he dances so silly every morning. His crazy pancakes. The way he looked at me just to say I love you. My love for him is so intense it’s hard to even put it into words. Though I would love to continue with more details of my story, I think that we did that publicly enough and I would like to keep my intimate details to myself. In my heart. I have lost this person and I still am having extreme trouble coping. I do promise however to finish my story when I am able to talk about it and understand it better. I’m positive that anyone who knew us knew how in love we both were. You can see it in any picture we had or felt it in any conversation ever read. I do want to say Happy Valentine’s Day to my Johnny Cash and let him know that his June will never stop loving him.I love you. There truly are no words. Though my story did not have a happy ending, it did have tremendous happiness within itself.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO YOU ALL!
PLEASE SHARE YOUR LOVE STORIES IF YOU’D LIKE! I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR THEM!