from around (on love)

- the best dating advice ever, from John Waters, "If you go home with someone and they don't have books, don't fuck them."

- two amazingly sweet letters Johnny Cash wrote to his June.

- shop Book Stand's new section Love My Love. I'll take it all, I'm especially wanting the copies of Evergreen.

- what is love? Famous definitions from 200 years of Literary History. My favorite: "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything." - Katherine Hepburn

- I listened to this story years ago on This American Life. Since then I haven't forgotten it, and for some reason think of it often and it always gives me goosebumps, yet another reminder about the power of love and fate. It's a love story 17 years in the making. 

- an amazing love letter from Eero Sarrinen to his wife Aline, I love how you can feel how much he admires and cherishes her.

- a beautiful vintage collection of valentine's from the New York Public Library.

i love this photo, i'm sorry i don't know who it is by


  1. that john waters quote is one of my favorites! love it so much, and soooo true. ; )


    1. SO GOOD!!!
      true words to live by, if you ask me


  2. This is all really lovely! I'm actually a pretty big fan of Eero Saarinen so seeing a love letter from him just melts my heart :)

  3. oh L, I read and re-read Johnny's letters to June. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing! 'I love June Carter, I do'...ahhhh sigh...

    XO XO XO

    1. I love Johnny and June!
      their love give me hope, when i loose mine ;)