Elderly in love

Today is Valentine’s Day and it is the perfect moment to write about love, many poets have written about it, this is an universal feeling that gives us hope and joy of living, being in love at the old age improve quality of life, so are you dare?

Photo by Ambro By Maria Eugenia Fanti

The Mexican poet Jaime Sabine’s recites: “I say it cannot be said the love. Love is eaten as a bread, is drunk like a spring”. Everybody needs love and someone to love. According to Wikipedia:

“In romantic relationships, falling in love is mainly a Western concept of moving from a feeling of neutrality towards a person to one of love. The term is generally used to describe a (eventual) love that is strong. The use of the term “fall” implies that the process is in some way uncontrollable, risky, irreversible, and that it puts the lover in a state of vulnerability, in the same way the word “fall” is used in the phrase “to fall ill” or “to fall into a trap”.

A British study published in British Medical Journal and carried out by doctors John and David Gallaher, of the University of Cardiff in Wales, showed that married people live longer and have better physical and mental health. This study also confirmed that have a relation of long-term partner also improves the quality of life.

Elderly people still believe the myth that they cannot love in the same way as when they were young and the reality is that as said the famous Venezuelan singer/songwriter and composer Simon Diaz: “love does not have daylight savings time, or date in the calendar”

The Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti reinforces the idea of couple love, regardless of age, when he writes:

“If I love you is because you’re my love my accomplice and everything and in the street elbow to elbow we are much more than two.”

If you are in love with take advantage of this Valentine’s Day to fall more deep in love with your partner if you are single don’t miss the hopes to regain the love, it can be around the corner.

 Photo by Ambro/ Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos


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