love

You have this one life

As a guy who’s been unconscious seven times and had ten operations, I like this, “You have one life” quote. Take it from me, when your lights go out, one of the main thoughts you’ll have is, “I wish I had done <fill in the blank>.”

(The quote appears to be by Beardsley Jones, and the image was put together by tinybuddha.com.)

Farewell (a Northern Exposure poem)

Farewell! If ne’er I see thee more,
Though distant calls my flight impel,
I shall not less thy grace adore,
So friend forever fare thee well.

Farewell, alas, the tragic sound,
Has many a tender bosom torn,
While desolation spread around,
Deserted friendship left to mourn.

Alas! and if we sure must part,
Far separated long to dwell,
I leave thee with a broken heart,
So friend forever fare thee well.

~ part of a poem i heard on Northern Exposure

A holiday love story

When I was in the hospital in Boulder, Colorado with the heart problem a few weeks ago, I asked a nurse about my cardiologist. I knew he had retired, but didn’t know why. “He’s 68 years old,” she said, “and he wants to spend more time with his girlfriend, who lives in Chicago.”

#HolidayLoveStory

The more you are motivated by love ...

“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”

~ The Dalai Lama

I fell in love with you the first time I saw you — that’s crazy

Amelia: How do you feel about me now?

Nick: I fell in love with you the first time I saw you — that’s crazy. I didn’t even know you, it was just this idea of you. And then ... it just wasn’t what I thought.

[Then he says something about the way she kisses, and she slaps him.]

Amelia: Hey. I’m not an idea of a person. I’m an actual person.

[She walks away.]

~ from New Girl