Recently, an acquaintance of mine instant messaged me. She's someone I've only met a few times, and really, other than her last name, I don't know her at all. "Check this out," she said, giving me a link to her Flickr stream. "This is my new guy. He's so fantastic."
Another good friend recently added a post to her blog, before quickly removing it: "I think I'm falling in love."
Even my 4-year-old daughter starts jumping around like a banshee when the little boy across the street comes outside to play.
There's something about new love, isn't there? It's been a while for me: I've been happily married for going on 7 years now, and while I love my husband deeply and wouldn't trade what I feel for him for anything in the world, it's not the same as that oh-my-God-I-think-he-actually-likes-me-why-can't-I-stop-thinking-about-him flush you get when you're falling for someone new. And even if it's at the start of a love that is destined to end, it's still all just so ... intoxicating.
Happy Love Thursday, all. Please leave your links to your images of love in the comments, below, and check out what mainemomma2007 uploaded in our Flickr pool -- the beginning of a new love, maybe?
Have a wonderful, love-filled day.