Feb 132019

From traditional Valentine’s Day to Galentine’s Day (the celebration of love for our girlfriends), over-priced roses and enormous amounts of chocolate…this week, there is a bit more love in the air than usual. Here on the island, we’re fortunate to add our love of reading, writing, and other authors into the mix with the Amelia Island Book Festival starting on Valentine’s Day. An author luncheon, a gala, a book expo and, of course, an #IndieAuthor reception… it’s going to be delicious. And all of that is followed by the anniversary of my marriage to the love of my life — someone known online as “Favorite Husband.” My heart is full.

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”— Lucille Ball

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“We accept the love we think we deserve.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” ― Elie Wiesel

“My six word love story: I can’t imagine life without you.” – Anonymous

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“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” ― Robert Fulghum, True Love

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ― William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“It’s pretty much always love.” – Diana Gabaldon

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  7 Responses to “Love is in the Air”

  1. Love is the air. How wonderful.

  2. I met Eli Weisel 30+ years ago when he came to speak at the college I was attending (I was an very old student … in my 30s). He radiated love and compassion. He was such a teacher in that way.

  3. Beautiful love-filled post Andrea. Made me smile, giggle and appreciate my friends, my beloved husband, my children, my fur babies and all who I love and adore. And that’s you too. Enjoy your book expo <3

    • Thanks, my friend. There’s so much going on around here right now — I’m working to stay grounded. And, as you so often teach, the best way to do that is in love. One book festival down, one more to go: they’re such a great way to connect with readers and other authors.

  4. I love all the love quotes!

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