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Images of Love on Valentine’s Day

Travel allows me to witness a moment of love. But love is too strong a word, too beguiling. For a lover of literature, an entry won’t be enough to enumerate—much more argue about—the myriad discourse about love defined by my preferred writers, from Julian Barnes to Toni Morrison. But the ones dearest to me are Kiran Desai’s and Alice Munro’s.

She decided that love must surely reside in the gap between desire and fulfillment, in the lack, not the contentment. Love was the ache, the anticipation, the retreat, everything around it but the emotion itself.

—Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

Here are the images of fleeting moment of love. Enjoy and share.

Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines 02|08|12

MacArthur Park, Leyte, Philippines 09|27|11

MacArthur Park, Leyte, Philippines 09|27|11

MacArthur Park, Leyte, Philippines 09|27|11

Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines 2|8|12

UP Diliman, Quezon , Philippines 2|8|12

Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines  2|8|12

Love and Laugh,

Jona of Backpacking with a Book 😉

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona! I’m in my early 30s and is currently based in Ha Noi, Vietnam.I primarily write poetry and short stories in Cebuano and lengthy travel essays in English. Blogging has become an outlet to think out loud. I live the life I set for myself. I try to live an unapologetic life. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at Find me somewhere else!

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  1. magsx2 says:

    A wonderful collection of photos for Valentines Day. 🙂
    I hope you have a lovely day.

  2. dan says:

    kusog man pud diay ka mutambay ug parke no? 😀

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a wonderful collection of love!

  4. pawie28 says:

    Desai’s description of love is painfully accurate. Your pictures give love a much happier face!

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