The picture is where we used to live in Colorado. This is how it looked from November until April–snow coming down, snow stacked high. Winter would come and hold on for dear life, which is why this quote has always resonated with me.
About the Quote
Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers.
You might be familiar with his novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831.
Can’t you see Charlie Brown saying this? I could and thought of all of those Charlie Brown’s who don’t get a Valentine from their little red-hair girlfriend. I wanted to give them encouragement. Chocolate will help.
In February thoughts turn to love in a special way. Personally, I think love is meant to be shared year-round, but there is just something about this month that causes us to focus our thoughts on LOVE.
Years ago I created a series of graphics for my Wednesday blog quotes in February. This has been the most popular.
About the quote
The full quote reads:
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Nor hath love’s mind of any judgement taste;
Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.
And therefore is love said to be a child
Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.
Shakespeare’s words are said to explain Cupid:
winged because lovers are flighty and likely to change their minds
boyish because love is irrational
carrying an arrow and torch “because love wounds and inflames the heart.”
blind or blindfolded because, while the sight of the beloved can spur love, it’s also arbitrary
I never paid much attention to Cupid until I read Shakespeare’s words. Now I see how Cupid symbolizes of love.