Love Prélude

Hi there, I’m back! It’s been so long since I’ve hit the blogosphere I almost forgot how to post. The reasons for my long absence include incredibly busy work days, a 6-month long house guest (hi Klauds! We miss you!) , a family reunion on my home turf (I don’t think you’d be writing either with 7 people cramped in your 1-bedroom apartment) and the fact that I literally can’t keep my eyes open past 9 pm if I’m in a lying (or even seated) position.  Plus, Sandra did such a great job keeping you abreast of her daily outfits and fabulous vintage finds that I’ve allowed myself to get a bit lazy.

But today I got inspired to get back into the groove (also, it’s the first time I found myself home alone in months). The source of my inspiration is a new blog called Love Prélude, recently started by my “fifth sister” (we’re so close she’s considered family) and one of my favourite people in the world – Tatyana.

Here’s how Tatyana explains the concept behind Love Prélude:

“A hopeless romantic and a secret social anthropologist, I created this blog to showcase a collection of photographs and stories on couples that answers the question, “how did you meet?“. I’m searching for introductions that range from the bizarre to the sweet to the downright unimaginable. But don’t worry, you won’t get a cavity from the sweetness dripping from every post – the stories might get cute but no prom-posing photos allowed! “

That pretty much sums it up. I’m not what you would call the most romantic person in the world, but after reading the first few stories (real stories from real people) I realized that that they were actually about magic. They simply capture a serendipitous moment – when you make that special connection with someone completely out of the blue, when you’re least expecting it. They remind us of how a chance encounter or a random decision can change your life forever – or at least brighten up a really shitty week.  Whether or not these couples continue to live happily ever after is beside the point. In today’s world of internet dating, the odds of meeting someone by accident and giving them a chance (or some cherries) are slim to none.  But it’s that accidental meeting and initial spark that great stories are made of.

Tatyana, I wish you lots of luck with your new endeavor and I can’t wait to keep reading Love Prélude for my daily break from cynicism.


A scene from Before Sunrise.


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