A Love Essay Attributed to Carl Sandburg

This “A Love Essay” is attributed to Carl Sandburg. We feel his essay is a wonderful reflection to share as we begin the Valentine’s Day weekend. The essay captures a level of maturity, depth, a willingness to grow, patiences to be with, and an excitement about, the possibilities love provides all the while opening our lives up further to be with each other.

“I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. A satisfied flower is one whose petals are about to fall. The most beautiful rose is one hardly more than a bud wherein the pangs and ecstasies of desires are working for larger and finer growth. Not always shall you be what you are now. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you and therefore I love you.”

These beautiful words from Sandburg’s essay also remind us of a huge sign hanging in a casino. We hear about the sign a longtime ago and how it captures the essence of what it takes to be in a quality relationship: “YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN” 

May you and your love have a beautiful weekend for love’s celebration.


Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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Why no images in this blog? We feel the words you share with each other during your wedding ceremony are some of the most important words you will ever share with each other.

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