Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Valentine

City Daily Photo bloggers around the world celebrate love today. I celebrate, too. Pasadena's loaded with romantic spots—restaurants, galleries, gardens and more.

My sweetheart and I began falling in love in Pasadena at a theatre that's no longer here and at a restaurant that's also gone. Neither of us lived in Pasadena then, but we liked coming here. On our first Valentine's day together, after all the shops were closed, we held hands for the first time and walked along Colorado Blvd., ignoring the chill in the night.

We've been in love with each other, and with Pasadena, ever since.

At the same moment I took the above photo, my sweetie snapped the photo below with his cell phone. Our little friends prove that sometimes your Valentine is your best friend. Or your best friend is your Valentine. Or both.

It's chilly in Pasadena again tonight. A good night for a walk, holding hands and ignoring the cold.

8 comments:

Meredith said...
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Ben Wideman said...

happy valentines day to you too! hope you had a great one.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice looking photographs.

marley said...

I like this touching post. Good photo too. Thanks for your visit to the other Cheltenham (via Lynn). Look forward to seeing more of your pictures :)

Alessandra said...

My husband and I had both our first and second dates in Pasadena (and neither of us lived there at the time). What a sweet photo documenting an even sweeter moment.

Petrea said...

Thanks, all, for your sweet comments. They are much appreciated. I'm a bit late to getting to that. Welcome to all visitors, new and old!

Anonymous said...

I have held hands with a delicious woman in the evening in Pasadena. I have bombed up the 134 from Hollywood so as to be on time to meet her. I have told her I love her amid the college drunks on Colorado Ave. I have often recalled the reach of her arm across a table surrounded by oblivious friends. I have longed all my life for such a respite as she embodies. I have found my soul-mate, my fellow cook & bottle-washer, my interlocutor, my pal. I have finally laid hands and heart on the rest of my life: my wife.

Bernie K. said...

Yeah, baby!!