Travel Theme: Relaxing
in the South of France with ones beloved
Plage de Gigaro ~ La Croix Valmer
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnets from the Portuguese)
This post was prompted by Jo, over at Restless Jo. She thought my Photo of the Week here would be “excellent” for Alisa’s Travel Theme this week. I agree, but since I already used it I thought this shot here also captured the theme relaxing in an excellent, poignant, sensitive way. What do you think?
Click here to see Ailsa’s take on relaxing and to see all the other submissions.