So what makes a good love story? I think all memorable love stories have an element of tragedy. That certainly holds true for Anna Karenina and Romeo and Juliet. But neither of these books is famous necessarily because of the love story… that’s just a plot line, after all. It’s the writing that makes both books really great, and that’s harder to dissect.
Today I had the honour of listening to love stories written by some great writers from Carleton Place at Waterside – A V!VA Retirement Community in Carleton Place. It was hard to hold back the tears as I heard word after word of undying love. Still with tears in my eyes I also told a humourous story that involved the family dog, but it had the same motto:
“Never give up on each other “
That’s the perfect recipe of a great love story 🙂
Here are some photos that made the day unforgettable for me. Thanks Patti Guimond, I was honoured to be part of your celebration. I was truly honoured to be among friends and be able to share my writing. It was unforgettable.
Remember, it’s not the years in your life that counts, it’s the life. Go tell someone you love them.
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Tara Grigg Gesner (contest judge), Debbie and Jerry Flynn (contest judge), Steve Yaver, Elsie Robertson, Elsie Robertson, Sandy Schappert and Carol Dryburgh (contest judge)
One of the winners Sandy Schappert with judge Carol Dryburgh
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles M. Schulz
Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
There’s a long life ahead of you and it’s going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.