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A Valentines Kiss for you

The Kiss

The Kiss

I can start my walk by going uphill away from downtown or I can go down hill to sea level and walk Capital Lake or Percival Landing.  If I take the Percival Landing route this delightful statue is near the beginning of the walk around the Inlet.

I love how the couple is just taking advantage of the moment , of just being in that space and choosing to reconnect with each other – connection holds the imagination in its embrace and is suspended in time.

The Kiss  was designed and created by Richard S Beyer in 1990   and was added to the board walk down to the Port.  The couple are in the perfect position to be admiring the Capital Buildings and Dome  or they could be turned around to see the sailboats  behind and off in the distance across the Sound the Snow Capped Olympic Mountains.

The Landing contains other lovely pieces of art and flower boxes and benches all along the route.  Several outstanding eateries are just off to the side and the walk turns at the Port and directs one through the Farmers Market.

A crafts fair is held on the Landing each year and local artists share their  works and endeavors and there is an amazing wooden boat fest complete with tugboat races and tribal canoe  storytelling.

I just thought I would share this KISS with you on this Valentines Day and wish you a loving moment in your day and someone to share it with.

My Maternal Grandparents were married for over 60 years and choose February 14th long before it became  a Candy Festival with rules and appropriate dollar amounts attached.   As a matter of fact  this date became National Celebration of the Potato Chip Day long before it became Valentines Day, in the USA!

My wish for you is that someone or some event touches your heart with love and you will feel the radiant blessing of THE KISS.

What does Valentine’s Day mean for you?  How do you make it a loving day?

Other reading you might enjoy:

The Wisdom to Know the Difference
The Wedding
Committed a Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Love Ceiling

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14 Responses to “A Valentines Kiss for you”

  1. Talon Says:

    I love that statue – the postures are perfect. They look like a couple who has a history.

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Patricia.

    I feel blessed in my marriage to feel “the kiss” every day. :)
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    Patricia Reply:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too Talon,
    I just feel a sense of delight when I pass this statue.
    I feel lucky to have such a loving fellow in my life, and we need to work on the little signs a bit more: I work on grabbing his hand when we walk together or shop a the Market…he has long legs and takes big huge strides….I act as a bit of an anchor!

  2. Dot Says:

    Your walk looks lovely! The view is gorgeous. And the art and flowers only make it better.

    Being a cynical former New Yorker, Valentine’s Day to me is a painful reminder that I don’t have a man in my life who loves me.

    Patricia Reply:

    The view is gorgeous even in the rain this morning. There are people in your life who love you – even from a far…I know this to be true…

    …so celebrate National Potato Chip Day and make folks around you laugh out loud!

  3. J.D. Meier Says:

    What a great kiss to share and that statue is in a perfect place near the water. I’m always a fan of scenes by the water.
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    Patricia Reply:

    I think when the boardwalk repairs are completed this year, this will be a destination walk – it is just a perfect kiss

    I just can not get enough of watching water…

  4. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    “a Candy Festival with rules and appropriate dollar amounts attached. ” Ha. Loved that sentence. Applies to Mother’s Day too!
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    Patricia Reply:

    I liked that idea too…and it has nothing to do with being loving!
    I never celebrate Mother’s Day…We give each other flowers on May Day instead.

  5. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia! Just like that beautiful loving statue, the kiss is for every day, not just Valentine’s Day, but every day. May having this one day set aside helps those who “forget” but to me personally it’s a Hallmark enrichment. I’ve seen single people shattered by the fact that they don’t “have a valentine” so it begs the question is this “special holiday” Really a necessity? Let’s just do the love thing for all of humankind. Daily.

    Patricia Reply:

    Yes I agree – lets just do this love thing daily…then we will not need to spend money to show we care – I think it is just another sales gimmick myself ! Thank you for coming by Suzen

  6. Arts Web Show Says:

    To me, valentines day is a long shift at work. lol

    Patricia Reply:

    This year is was a long shift at work for me too…my neighbor died in the morning and I needed to do lots of loving work

    Hope it was a good day? hugs to you

  7. Jannie Funster Says:

    We DID eat potato chips on Feb. 14th!! Before I heard from you it was the big special chip day.

    Valentine’s Day to me means cute colors, cheer and remembrance of romantic old Gibson Girl and Victorian posey style, such quaint old style.


    Patricia Reply:

    I had some potato chips too! We bought them specially.

    My youngest share a birthday with Abe Lincoln on the 12th – that usually overshadows the 14th…for us.

    Like your images for Valentines