Today seems like a good day for us all to be a little bit nicer, and send a little more love out into the world. This adorable video of a little boy in love should help get you smiling.
Understand, I’ll slip quietly
away from the noisy crowd
when I see the pale stars rising, blooming, over the oaks.
I’ll pursue solitary pathways
through the pale twilit meadows,
with only this one dream:
You come too.
– Pathways by Rainer Maria Rilke
I needed a little pick me up this morning, a reminder that dreams come true, love can be had, and wonderful things happen all the time. The movie Enchanted April was the perfect salve for my raw feelings. Somehow I managed to find this movie long ago, before I found the book. I’ve watched this movie often enough that I know it by heart, but not too often that it doesn’t stir me each time I see it. The story revolves around four women in London in the 1920’s who decide to abandon the dreary city and spend a month in a villa in Tuscany. All strangers, they come together and each opens her heart over the course of their stay. The magic found in the place, the reawakening of love and dreams, the stories of the four women all make it one of my favorites.