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Love Thursday: leaping for love

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.

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So true Karen...right at the beginning when you just can't stop thinking about someone...*le sigh* Love that photo!

This week some simple "autumn love blooms" that I see on my walk with my dogs every morning (and several times a day):

Happy Love Thursday to all!
New love can be found everywhere - new friends, babies, even new passion for other hobbies.

My LT this Thursday is about my father's love for my son:
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChocolate on my Cranium
I just barely talked about this in my post yesterday. Well, sort of. It works for LT, so I am adding it. It originally was meant for yesterday's Now post.
this is a moment caught on a drive my husband and i took just the other day. on monday the 27th, of October, we celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. there are still glances that catch me and send me sailing through those blissful feelings of intoxication.
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie Ann.
happy love thursday everyone.
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkath

happy love thursday everyone
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkath

sometimes "new love" is "old love" finally revealed.
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbecky
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchristy kintzel
oh Karen the joy of a young legs ~great shot and post!
be still my heart:
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterELK
i think love must reside here -

happy love thursday!
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercindy k
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Another kind of stomach tightening (in a good way) love is that of new friends. I touched on that A LOT this week.
I am writing about loving oneself this week at

Sometimes it is so much easier to love someone else, but be hard on ourselves.

Happy Love Thursday!

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaren (from Our Deer Baby)
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin
Oh, how timely! Because I'm falling, I'm falling...I just can't write about it right now!

Instead, I traveled back in time this week to thank my mom for all of the love she poured into our Halloween costumes. God, I miss her.

Happy Love Thursday, everyone!
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie in MA
The day I got married was all about total love and happiness:
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSaja
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercotterpin
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaShawn
Thank you for this post... more than words can say.

Happy Love Thursday.
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeanine
oh, new is intoxicating. Especially when you fall in love with yourself. Something more of us need to do more often.
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLu
happy love thursday everyone
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterspread your wings
I spent a wonderful day exploring nature with my kids. Saw this leaf and thought of Love Thursday:
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngella
The loves of my life, my children.
Making a wish, I used his wishes for things that I would like to never happen, it would be nice to wish away the bad things.
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
I love Love Thursday! Thanks for creating such a rad weekly post. I'm starting to look forward to it every week!!
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
Love is in the little things

Happy LT
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdonna
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAia
Happy LT all! This week it's all about self-love and self-care...

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShalet
This is a wonderfully joyful capture! Here is my own little happy love story :)
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin-bird
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbonggamom
This represents the love between my daughter and my mother. Seeing them together thrills me beyond words.

Thank you Shutter Sisters for helping me believe that someday I can call myself a photographer too!
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeannette
Our food seems to often love us. This isn't the first heart I've found in food.
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeg
you can imagine how many times I've walked past this...
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclaudia
Speaking of love? There's nothing that fills me with more love than watching my Husband play with the kids. As evidenced this week:
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFireMom
she loves peas... i love the gap between her two little teeth
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanine
Gosh, such wonderful offerings shutter sisters. My Love Thursday offering is definitely love but that warm, comfortable sort of love between the generations:

Happy Love Thursday Shutter Sisters,

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Schuller
Beautiful post!
It's all about puppy love over at my place...
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaz
This one caused our whole family to fall in love...
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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