Love Never Grows Old

It’s Valentine’s Day – a time for lovers and sweethearts to declare their love.

Thankfully love is not just for the young. In fact, it’s often much sweeter later in life.  As Leon Uris wrote in Topaz, when you are in your twenties love is very intense.  Young lovers are either deliriously happy or desperately unhappy. Far better to find a mature love once you are comfortable in your own skin and you know who you are.

Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

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She was a living legend, a symbol of fierce independence who defied convention to live life on her own terms. He was the greatest screen actor of all time, the personification of the rock-solid American male. The met when she was 34 and he was 41.  Hepburn said of their relationship – “We passed twenty-seven years together in what was to me absolute bliss.

Katie Couric and John Molner

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Finding love again has been especially sweet Katie Couric and John Mollner. Couric has been a widow since her first husband passed away in 1998. “We’re just so happy we found each other,” says Couric. She is 57, Mollner is 51. They were  married at her East Hampton’s home in the summer of 2013.

“It’s not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages,’” said Couric. “With John, I found a great husband and a perfect friend.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

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