Saturday, February 13, 2010

Will you be my Valentine...

This year we are getting dressed up in our finest finery and going out for dinner at a charming bistro, La Fermata for Valentine's Day. A special evening with my "honey" what could be nicer.

How do you celebrate...whatever you do or don't do, I hope your day includes chocolate!

And no Valentine's Day can be complete without an homage to LOVE.
I, therefore, give you a few words written by none other than Miss Jane Austen...

Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett
"You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever."

Elizabeth, feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure his present assurances. The happiness which this reply produced, was such as he had probably never felt before; and he expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do. Had Elizabeth been able to encounter his eye, she might have seen how well the expression of heartfelt delight, diffused over his face, became him; but, though she could not look, she could listen, and he told her of feelings, which, in proving of what importance she was to him, made his affection every moment more valuable.

They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects.



Cindy Welch said...

Have a very special "heart" day. my sweetie is making me a yummy meal of lamb chops and all the fixins. We are two lucky girls!!!

Terri said...

Oh I do love Mr. Darcy!
Happy Valentines Day to you too!

Debbie said...

No matter how many times I read that, I still get goosebumps! Mr. Darcy does that to me every time! Have fun tonight.

Deb said...

Beautiful piece and appropriate for this day. :o) Happy Valentine's Day, Catherine!