with love from King Street

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Romantic that I am, for Valentine’s Day I gave the G.O. a print-out of a news article… Johnny Cash penned quite possibly the greatest love letter of all time because it reminded me of us, and a box of his favourite Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

The article details the top 10 greatest love letters and John’s love letter to June Carter.

We get old and get used to each other. We think alike.

We read each other’s minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.

But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realise how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me.

You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the No.Β 1 earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.”

The thing is, I would’ve printed the article and given it to the G.O. anyway. Ditto for the chocolates.

The G.O.’s gift to me was better: a no work Saturday. We slept in, drank coffee and wandered up King Street to see what we could see at Newtown Community Markets. The G.O. bought me a bunch of flowers. He does that from time to time. Rainbow roses on this occasion. My favourite colour.

Happy Valentine’s Day from King Street, Newtown.

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36 thoughts on “with love from King Street

    Gerlinde said:
    February 14, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I’m sitting in my recliner a little teary eyed after reading John’s love letter. What a beautiful post, thank you .

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 9:48 am

      Thank you. We’re both Johnny Cash fans, so the letter of course got my attention, and their story appeals to us. Many years we watch Walk the Line on Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

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    davidprosser said:
    February 14, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Just two young romantics still aren’t you.Chocolates and flowers though they didn’t both travel in the same direction.
    Sleeping in is a rare treat in itself and a total work free day is a great prize. I’m sure I’d have enjoyed a walk down your King Street to see the shops and the market. Maybe stopping for a coffee or even something to eat. I’m glad you had a lovely day
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Thank you. Any day is a good day for chocolates and flowers! There was some browsing through second hand shops on the way home πŸ™‚

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    anne54 said:
    February 14, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    That’s how Valentine’s Day should be. What a special gift the G.O. gave to you — a Saturday off work and a wander down what looks to be a fascinating street. Enjoy the rest of the day. πŸ™‚

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

      I think Australian Valentine’s Day is one size fits all. Do as much or as little as you like. During the day at least King Street wasn’t OTT with it, thankfully.

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    katechiconi said:
    February 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Nice. A day of appreciation and demonstration without the commercial backlash. I hope your Valentine’s Day continues happily in the same vein.

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 9:57 am

      The commercial aspect of Valentine’s Day is off-putting. Even had we been thinking about going out for dinner as we sometimes do on a Saturday night, we never would on Valentine’s Day. Quiet night in for us πŸ™‚

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    ardysez said:
    February 14, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    That’s lovely Dale. The best part is that you would have done it all anyway. xx

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Exactly… but I’m a romantic so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!

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    Richard Guest said:
    February 14, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Aw, how lovely!

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Thank you. Hearts and flowers get me every time.

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    sara said:
    February 14, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    That is a lovely letter from Johnny Cash – and thank you for walking me around Newtown again. It’s been years since I’ve been there, and it made me miss the inner west. I lived and worked in that area for a few years and loved every minute of it.

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

      I thought the letter was a worthy #1, and it worked instead of a card which we sometimes do, sometimes not. I like King Street because as a far as I can tell there’s something for everyone πŸ™‚

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    roughseasinthemed said:
    February 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    The love letters a bit soppy for us! The walk around King Street looked fun though

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 10:13 am

      I can’t help myself, I like soppy. It was thanks to you I walked King Street with Valentine’s Day in mind… but I’m pleased to say the theme wasn’t overpowering, about usual for Australia which is happy to take it or leave it, I think.

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    memoirsofahusk said:
    February 14, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    How odd to read about your day when mine is just starting! My Valentine’s greeting was a quick 2 line email just to tell me he’s OK – he’s in Ghana and has been without power or internet access for 3 days – so short and hasty though it was, a great way to start my day alone! I love your rainbow roses – ‘my favourite colour’ – that’s so you. A way of seeing things that’s oblique – do I mean that? Well, whatever! I hope Sunday’s as good a day for the two of you, if not better. M

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 10:59 am

      In return, I read about your Valentine’s Day as my Sunday was just beginning! I can live with ‘oblique’. My attitudes when a young adult tended to black & white, thankfully mellowed with age to greys… even later, it occurred to me as I never could settle on any one favourite colour or flower, that rainbow often the preference of very young girls suited me just fine as well. Once you attain a great deal of it, and its requisite attitude, age is no barrier…
      Despite its venture into romance our weekend pretty much is as usual, and good enough πŸ™‚

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        memoirsofahusk said:
        February 15, 2015 at 10:42 pm

        I’m going to buy myself some rainbow flowers as soon as the Valentine Fever has died down. Happy Ordinary Sunday!

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    Lori D said:
    February 15, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I’m not so much a romantic, but I love that letter. Also, I wouldn’t mind if my husband did something romantic once in or twice a year, but after almost 30 of those years, I think he’s tapped out. πŸ˜› Thanks for sharing this. Happy Valentine’s Day (although it may be over for you, we are in the midst of it).

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I wonder if Johnny Cash knew when he wrote those words, the wider impact they’d have. Similarly sometimes the little gestures we make or receive don’t seem romantic but they are in their own way, probably most notable by their absence.

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    diannegray said:
    February 15, 2015 at 8:43 am

    What a beautiful day you must have had – it’s wonderful to hear πŸ˜€

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 10:45 am

      It was a lovely, pretty much like most days when we get to spend time together but I couldn’t resist going along with the influence of Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

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    acflory said:
    February 15, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day, to both of you. πŸ˜€

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Thank you. It was nice to stop and smell the rainbow roses… wonderfully they had fragrance too πŸ™‚

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    mybrightlife said:
    February 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Just Lovely EllaDee. Glad you guys had a good day!

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 16, 2015 at 6:51 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ It was a simple, quiet day but lovely.

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    Kourtney Heintz said:
    February 17, 2015 at 4:46 am

    What a great Valentine’s Day! I love that love letter from Johnny to June. πŸ™‚

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      It was lovely to have the day together, so often it falls on a weekday while we’re at work.

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    Francesca said:
    February 18, 2015 at 8:44 am

    A lovely letter from Johnny Cash, more romantic than the ring of fire! And such a nice way to spend the day. Mr T will not participate in the day in a commercial sense, although is happy to enjoy any other forms of romance offered or reciprocated.

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Johnny Cash had a way with words πŸ™‚ We veto commercialism as well, Valentine’s Day or any other… I hate gifts on demand.

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    Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial said:
    February 19, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Such a lovely post, ED! You always manage to make King Street look so hip! πŸ™‚ Sounds like you and the G.O. had a perfect day! xxx

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

      Thank you:) It had a good vibe on Saturday… everyone out and about amidst the hearts & flowers.

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    philosophermouseofthehedge said:
    February 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    People can make fun of the hillbilly music, the Carter family, and Johnny Cash, but despite a lack of “Hollywood sophistication and polish” they were down to earth and knew what was important and how to say it. A perfect message. Thanks
    Looks like you had a perfect Valentines – enjoyed all the pictures!

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 19, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Maybe we all have a bit of ‘hillbilly’ in us! I know I do… you can take the girl out of the country but… I’m constantly surprised when people assume I’m originally from the city…

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