“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.”
– Wentworth, Persuasion (Jane Austen): some of the most romantic few lines in literature.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Lavenders!
May your day be filled with love and chocolate (unless you’re a puppy).