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Seeds and the Blossoming of Romance in Bali

This story has sparks of starting in Bali. Since I am living here now I thought this would tie in great with this week’s theme of love, marriage, design and meshing it all together into a shared life.

The beginnings of the story of Amy Goldman andCaryFowler…

“I learned to trust him, so I think it just boils down to love and trust. Add a bit of faith in there, too, like you have faith in a seed — Henry David Thoreau’s faith in a seed.” - Amy

 “Our eyes were opening. We were beginning to realize that an interesting person was standing right in front of us.” He recalled the meeting as being boring but, “Well, gosh, Bali itself was beautiful,” and it proved to be fertile ground for romance. - Cary

Read the entire story in the New York Times column. It inspired me :)

Planning Meets Serendipity…the VOWs in Society Pages of NY Times

WHEN the Vows column first appeared two decades ago, it marked a sharp — even startling — break from the traditional coverage of marriages found everywhere, including in this newspaper.


The Times had been reporting on marriages since its original issue in 1851. But the idea behind this column was simple: change the focus from family lineage or Junior League membership to the back story, exploring first meetings, courtships and modern dating. 

I love hearing the stories of how people met. Give me yours! This single girl needs inspiration…someday soon I hope to meet my Prince Charming! 

(Source: The New York Times)

Love You, Now the Difficult Stuff

Surprisingly few newly engaged couples seem to have these frank discussions, some of which can serve to avoid painful misunderstandings later on.

“Courtship-dating-romance is a process of collecting information about each other, sifting through it to decide ‘Should I continue with this person?’ ” said Marty Klein, a marriage and family therapist inPalo Alto,Calif.Once people decide they are in love, he said, too often they will duck tough conversations for fear of undermining what they see as a magical connection.

Wonder how many couples have the “how will our stuff mesh together?!?” discussions before moving in together?

(Source: The New York Times)

This proposal kicked off my week’s thoughts on love, marriage and designing a space that includes art and the backbone pieces needed in a new home. 


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