14.2.10

all you need is love



I met Tim and Kyle on the beach in front of the Delano Hotel, in South Beach Miami, on a glorious day that felt like heaven on earth. Hot, but not too hot. I'd just swam in the gorgeous, turquoise sea. They looked like giant Greek gods, two Zeuses in a pod, floating on a giant cloud that is a chaise lounge for Delano guests. They were talking with a friend, who moved out of the shot. 'Do you not want to be associated with them in a photo?' I asked, and everyone laughed. Because it was so clear: those two just radiated happiness, and joy in being alive. It felt good just to bask in their sunlight.



There's nothing you can make that can't be made. No one you can save that can't be saved. Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time. It's easy.

All you need is love.

Whatever you're doing today, I wish you a happy Valentine's Day. If you happen to be on your own, so what: be your own Valentine. It's not a bad place to start.

12 comments:

Style Odyssey said...

bliss! tim & kyle do look like greek gods.

it's nice how your posts always have a story, or something almost philosophical to ponder. it's a little something extra. :)

i always enjoy the scale of your beach photos- that sweeping, wide open sky, the people smallish in comparison.

happy valentine's day to you & mr. dot!! xoxo

polka dot said...

how wild, we literally just overlapped. i've got goose bumps. i was leaving you a looooooong comment on your post when yours popped in.

happy valentine's day to you & jon, too! ; ) xoxo

StyleSpy said...

Oh, those guys made me smile.

Happy V-Day, Jill!

Amanda said...

Well, I would be on cloud nine if I was a guy and looked like them ;) But seriously, they really are radiating joy in this shot.

Thanks for sharing, as always!

daisychain said...

Wow, what an amazing shot, your right, they are radiating.

szela said...

this is a wonderful entry. i loved every bit of it and Tim & Kyle look really happy together.

ruz said...

'be your own valentine'...haha, thanks! Makes a nice alternative to S.A.D (Singles Awareness Day)

gretchen said...

what great smiles ...

MissNeira said...

Aw thats so sweet!

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

sweet post! Happy V-day dear!

xo
Sophie

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UnoCosa said...

happy valentine! it's amazing to be around truly-happy people! and i am glad you share your encounters here ...

xx

Ms. Scotch said...

I love that shot of the two of them... It is so beautiful! The joy makes my heart happy!