The Opposite of Love

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” Anaïs Nin A week ago, peaceful flower shops transformed into chaotic centres of colour and lively…

A Queen & A President’s Wife

“We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.  They do not exist.” Queen Victoria Love is an action verb that has the energy and means to influence the course of our personal histories.  And from time to time it has changed the world. Alexandrina Victoria, Queen Victoria fell deeply in love with her distant…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Whole misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their…

The Day After

“Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” Marie Curie Romance novels always stop at the beginning.   The real adventure starts the day after“happily ever…

Happily Ever After

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice And so begins the story of the love between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, one of the most famous romances in English literature.  Mr. Darcy, an educated…