Friday Things Considered: The Valentine’s Day Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day!   A few weeks ago I was stuck on a muddy road outside Tarma, Peru waiting over an hour for construction to clear. Was I frustrated? Of course. But after awhile I stopped fussing about getting to our destination and started focusing on the  unexpected beauty around me.  I saw a good deal to love–including these “I ♥ Tarma” signs everywhere.  Stuck in the mud on my way somewhere else, I began to ♥ Tarma myself.

Here are a few lovely things I came across this week:

Love lessons from 100 happy couples.

The myth of Prince Charming.

Hot matchstick art.

Sweetheart pinchusions.

Valentine’s table centerpiece.

Pink Cake!


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  1. Posted February 19, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Beauty is indeed all around us and if it takes a traffic jam or a few minutes of waiting then so be it. I often find that we all need reminders to savor what’s right in front of us.

    • kathryn
      Posted February 19, 2014 at 10:05 am | Permalink

      Thanks for dropping by, Patricia. I can see from your lovely blog that you are no stranger to beauty :)

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.