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They met and they prospered

friends+beach+jump= love explored. Photo by zlan zihan, flickr, Creative Commons license

Two couples who have lived through various Valentine’s Day seasons share how they’ve made their match succeed and how they met.

After 47 years of marriage, Bob & Lila recount their initial meeting and the proceeding six weeks that led to their on-the-fly marriage ceremony in Idaho. Jokingly, Lila says, “we haven’t killed each other yet” when describing the amount of time they’ve spent together and their shared interests.

Jon & Kathy, recently returned from a one year backpacking honeymoon in South America, recount their meeting at a party and food, the pleasure that always brings them back.

Interested in hearing more about love? Listen to Reflections on love and lovelessness…how do you define genuine love? « Malinali’s Blog This piece is a wonderful juxtaposition of chapter 1 of bell hooks’ book All About Love and a vox pop of students from Rudsdale High School in East Oakland who were asked, “What does love mean to you?”