A magic Valentine with the little sweetheart

From imgur
From imgur (February 15, 2015)

I usually don’t care about Saint Valentine, and for me February 14 is just an ordinary day, like any other one. How boring these conventional stories about two adults, usually a man and a woman, who live in a couple and tell how much they love each other—do they really?

I always prefer unusual love stories. This one happened five years ago. On February 14, 2015, a single father brought his daughter aged six to restaurant and took well care of her. A couple gave him a little note warmly approving him and saying that they would pay the restaurant bill:

Hi there!

Sorry to spy but my husband & I saw you out with your little Date & were so impressed with what a great Dad you are.

From two Adults who grew up without dads, it’s so important to have a male role model at a young age.

Keep up the good work Dad!
Dinner is on us! 🙂

His comment:

As a single dad, I took my six year old daughter out to valentines dinner tonight when this happened. I wont lie, I teared up at the table. So, thank you random strangers. Thank you.

Yes, every little girl needs to be loved and cherished by a devoted and caring mature person.

Source: imgur, February 15, 2015.

Previously published on Agapeta, 2015/02/17. This story was also mentioned in Pigtails in Paint, March 3, 2015.

L’influençable, par Minou Drouet

Roger-Viollet - Minou Drouet
Roger-Viollet – Minou Drouet (1957) – provient de Paris en Images

Dans ce poème dédié à Lucette Descaves, son professeur de piano qu’elle appelait « mon Amour », Minou Drouet lui retourne avec beaucoup d’humour le reproche que cette dernière lui avait fait d’être influençable. En fait, dit-elle, toute la nature est influençable, comme la mer qui porte le reflet du soleil. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

The two Nude Virgins, by Alfred Edgar Coppard

Today I present a mysterious poem from Hips & haws. The poet does not dare to go into the moonlight, fearing some unspecified “infinite thing” that could “enwrap” him. The title mentions two virgins, but the text tells only about one, Diana, the virgin goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature in Roman mythology. There seem to be hidden things or people, Diana “cannot hear them though she stands whitely among them,” and “she has no fear.” CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Petite morte, par Gérard d’Houville (Marie de Heredia)

Photographie post-mortem de l'époque Victorienne
Photographie post-mortem de l’époque Victorienne – Ebay

Marie Louise Antoinette de Heredia, la deuxième des trois filles de l’homme de lettres d’origine cubaine José-Maria de Heredia, naquit le 20 décembre 1875 à Paris. Elle épousa Henri de Régnier, puis devient la maîtresse de Pierre Louÿs, tous deux poètes et romanciers. Sous le nom de plume Gérard d’Houville, elle est l’auteure de romans et de poésies. Elle mourut le 6 février 1963 à Suresnes. Elle est enterrée au cimetière du Père-Lachaise. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Marjory Fleming’s love of “well made Bucks”

Marjory Fleming - National Library of Scotland
Marjory Fleming – National Library of Scotland

Marjory Fleming was not a really beautiful girl. In her first journal of spring and summer 1810 (when she was 7 years old), she wrote:

—I am very strong & robust & not of the delicate sex nor of the fair but of the deficient in look People who are deficient in looks can make up for it by virtue.

In a letter to Marjory’s sister Isabella, dated April 1, 1811, her cousin Isabella Keith wrote: CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…