Five Friday Favorites – Love Themes

It’s Friday and it’s Valentine’s Day. So of course today we have to look at love.

I got up a little early this morning and surprised the family by decorating the kitchen (I surprised myself by remembering where I’d put the decorations when I took them down last year!). Even daughter got up early, so I was able to make her a special breakfast before the dog appeared, closely followed by Dad, and then we opened our cards (we tend to go for the goofy rather than the lovey-dovey in our family) before she left for school.

I’m the PTA high school coordinator, so I followed her in to school armed with a heavy bag of Valentine’s candies and put them in a big bowl by the Office for the kids, with a Happy Valentine’s Day from your PTA sign. It’s hard, sometimes, to find ways to show our teenagers that we care for and appreciate them without making them feel awkward, but I have a feeling the Hershey’s hugs and kisses will disappear during the day as the kids make their way between classes.

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Here are five of my favorites on the theme of love.

Movie: “Casablanca”

Novel: “Pride and┬áPrejudice”, Jane Austen

Opera: “Madam Butterfly”, Puccini

Poem: “The Sun Rising”, John Donne

Song: “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, Elvis Presley

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Do you have your own Five Favorites?