am doing SO well on these, am I not? I meant to do favorite love poem, but they were both sort of dreary.
Day 5: Favorite Love Poem (sort of.)
When We Two Parted, but Lord Byron. I don’t know why, but I find it so beautiful:
In secret we met-- In silence I grieve, That thy heart could forget, Thy spirit deceive. If I should meet thee After long years, How should I greet thee?-- With silence and tears.
The weekend was busy, I spent a lot of time cleaning. I even *gasped* scrubbed the living room ceiling. How’s that for…something?
Day 6: Favorite Romantic Comedy
This is so hard, because…I am not really big on them. I will watch anything if it has a favorite actor in it, but I don’t know. What’s on my DVD shelves? Um. Wimbeldon. That was cute, but I would not call it my favorite. Bride and Prejudice was sweet. AHA. Got it.
A Knight’s Tale. It’s funny, and romantic. And James Purfoy is heroic and beautiful and Rufus Sewell is evil and handsome and the jousting is so much fun.
What else did I do this weekend? I finally bought my for myself Valentine’s Day gift, The Paper Magician series for me, some books for my mum. When the box gets here I won’t open it until the 14th.
Day 7: A Language I adore:
Italian. This is actually fitting for the month — the language of romance, right? But also because I fell in love with it when I saw a sign that said “Always kiss me goodnight” in Italian, and I loved the words so much I, for the first time, was tempted to buy a piece of art that was just words. What’s funny is that I am trying to find the spelling for it, and there’s like, five different ways of saying it, so, forgive me if I pick one that is incorrect.
Dammi sempre il bacio della buonanotte is one way. (On this page they also have “Ti amo tesoro mio” — I love you my darling. Isn’t that beautiful? I love how the language ebbs and flows. It seems so graceful and beautiful, like water in sunshine.
I have desperately wanted to learn a language for years…I was decent in Spanish as long as I used it, I always wanted to learn French, I dabbled in Latin, but I have no ability for it. I simply cannot remember anything. Except curse words. I can remember those pretty well.