Weekly Photo Challenge: Love as a Dove

“We must combine the toughness of a serpent with the softness of a dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

IMG_5009High in the rafters of our porch, pairs of doves return during their mating season to display their affection and faithfulness, their love for each other..for doves mate for life. These emblems of love represent our lives on Ometepe Island for several reasons.

First, the dove is a traditional symbol for love and peace. I like to think of myself as a messenger for peace, spreading the word that tolerance and fairness is possible in this troubled world of ours.

Second, we live in the tiny community of La Paloma, which in Spanish means ‘the dove’. La Paloma is a model of peace and understanding. We blend our cultures successfully in our community; I feel that we represent a microcosm of how humankind should respond to one another in our troubled world.

Finally, Ron and I are committed to sharing our lives together. We have been married 37 years…a commitment of love, faithfulness, and trust that is sadly lacking in our troubled world today. Spread your wings..love as a dove..and go with peace and understanding…for that’s what love is all about.


24 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Love as a Dove

    • Lynne, thank you so much. It was serendipity that led us to La Paloma. Here’s another unusual thing. I was sitting in a restaurant on the island waving my hands as I talked. The owner of the restaurant grabbed my hand and said, “Where did you get that wedding ring? I made that!” Sure enough, she used to be a jeweler in Manhattan and sold her handmade wedding rings in galleries in the northeast. We bought my wedding ring in Provincetown, Mass. where she sold to a gallery. Incredible!

  1. Your marriage is a great example for future generations Deb, unfortunately now a days both man and woman are promiscuous, God’s plan is for every man and woman to have one partner for life who truly love and respect eachother.. Many blessings to You and Ron amiga ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Congratulations on your many years together. It is a blessing to have found love and sustained thru out your marriage. As all marriages it will be tested but the true victory is to come out stronger and together. The love that a person started with in a marriage may change…evolve.. but love the sustaining kind evolves together. You couldn’t have chosen a better place…. to share your love and enjoy peace in your lives in our troubled world

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