Savory Valentine: A Writer Wednesday Post

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by Irene in Essays

Shadow ValentineSavory Valentine, photo and all text ⓒ Irene O’Garden, 2014

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Like a book-pressed flower, this image was cast on my living room wall one recent afternoon. Not a lace-doily, high-pitched, sugar-spun Valentine, but reflecting to me love over time–how it caramelizes, deepens, enriched by the salts of frustration and effort into a savory mystery where even shadow itself is a delicacy.

We are heading to a wedding in the South today, where these beautiful time-grown qualities will be much in evidence. This pair of lovers has discovered that even where light is obstructed, there’s grace. Here’s to Ann and José, and to you, to lovers, to memories of love, and memories in the making. Let us savor them. And one another. Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

 

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  • Mark Rettman

    “Not a lace-doily, high-pitched, sugar-spun Valentine, but reflecting to me love over time–how it caramelizes, deepens, enriched by the salts of frustration and effort into a savory mystery where even shadow itself is a delicacy.” … Beautiful ! XOXOXO MARK

  • laura shaine cunningham

    Not to mention candy hearts with little messages on them (well they were fun when we were little)…It’s so refreshing to see a non-commercial Valentine. Non-cloying but heartfelt. From someone who is rich in tender feelings and can give and receive love- I mean YOU!

  • Scott

    Thank you for reminding me that love can have a few ragged edges. Today, with very little sun, I will search for savory shadows.

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