It’s Love, Part 8!


Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, we celebrate love! Love isn’t always easy! As we all know, Valentine’s Day can be difficult when you’re single. Everyone around you is bragging about how in love they are and you just want them to shut up and leave you alone. If you are among those who are single today, do not worry and do not despair.  You’re not the first person to find yourself in this situation and you won’t be the last.  Though you may feel like you, you are not alone.  The path to true love is never an easy one to travel but the destination makes the trip worth it.  To help you on your journey, here are some vintage romance comic covers.  Even in the 1950s and the 1960s and the 1970s, Valentine’s Day wasn’t for everyone.
And as difficult as it can be to find true love, it’s always worth it to look! So. if you’re alone or if you’re a part of a couple, if you’re single or married, in love or simply enjoying life, happy February 14th!  May it be a good day, no matter what it means to you.

Happy Valentine’s Day From The Cats and the Humans at Through The Shattered Lens


To all of our readers, Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’ve written a lot of version of this post since I joined TSL.  This year, the Flame-haired One just wanted to post a picture of Godzilla and King Kong shaking hands but I looked at it and I said, “meh.”  There are some things that only a cat can do.

Today is not going to be an easy Valentine’s Day for some.  For some humans, Valentine’s Day is never easy.   If you will allow a cat to be serious for a minute, many humans have lost loved ones over the past two years, due to the pandemic and everything that goes along with it.  Celebrate love and celebrate happiness but take a minute to remember those who might be hurting or who might be missing their loved ones for the first time.  It’s up to you, the humans, to do this because we cats probably won’t.

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about what you do or where you go.  It’s about loving what you love.  Some humans love other humans.  Me, I love Temptations snacks, playing with my toys, and sleeping 10 hours a day.  That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about to me.

Whatever Valentine’s Day is about to you, we all hope that you are having a good and a safe one!  Happy Valentine’s Day to all!  Be kind to those you love and never, ever forget the cats and the humans in your life!

It’s Love, Part 7


Happy Valentine’s Day!

As everyone knows, Valentine’s Day can be difficult when you’re single.  Everyone around you is in love and you’re just trying to find a way to make the day pass quicker.  If you are among those who are single today, do not worry and do not despair.  You’re not the first person to find yourself in this situation and you won’t be the last.  Though you may feel like you, you are not alone.  The path to true love is never an easy one to travel but the destination makes the trip worth it.  To help you on your journey, here are some vintage romance comic covers.  Even in the 1950s and the 1960s and the 1970s, Valentine’s Day wasn’t for everyone.

Yes, the path of true love is never an easy one.  But it’s out there and when you find it, it makes all of the trouble worth it.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day From The Cats and the Humans at Through The Shattered Lens


To all of our readers, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is not going to be an easy Valentine’s Day.  A lot of humans have had to cancel their plans because of bad weather, including the flame-haired one.  She has been complaining nonstop since Thursday!  Me, I haven’t been outside since last week because it’s too cold and there’s all sorts of birds and squirrels and who knows what else out in the back yard!  A cat’s work is never done and I can’t do my work until the temperature gets back above freezing!  Meh!

But Valentine’s Day isn’t about what you do or where you go.  It’s about loving what you love.  Some humans love other humans.  Me, I love Temptations snacks, playing with my toys, and sleeping 10 hours a day.  That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about to me.

Whatever Valentine’s Day is about to you, we all hope that you are having a good and a safe one!  Happy Valentine’s Day to all!  Be kind to those you love and never, ever forget the cats and the humans in your life!

 

 

 

It’s Love, Part 6


Happy Valentine’s Day!

As everyone knows, Valentine’s Day can be difficult when you’re single.  Everyone around you is in love and you’re just trying to find something good to watch on Netflix.  If you are among those who are single today, do not worry and do not despair.  You’re not the first person to find yourself in this situation and you’re not alone.  The path to true love is never an easy one to travel but the destination makes the trip worth it.  To help you on your journey, here are some vintage romance comic covers.  Even in the 1950s and the 1960s, Valentine’s Day wasn’t for everyone.

Finding love is not always easy.

And sometimes, you have to first discover who you are before you become a part of a couple.

But don’t worry because when you find love and you find the right person to share it with, it’s all worth it.

As Jane Austen once said, “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

From The Humans and the Cat Here At TSL, Happy Valentine’s Day!


From the humans and the cat at the Shattered Lens to all of you, happy Valentine’s Day!

Some people, like the flame-haired one, love this day while the others, like almost all of the silly humans on twitters, hate this day.  Of course, if you’re a cat, every day is Valentine’s Day!

Whether you’re celebrating, observing, or denouncing this day, here’s hoping that it’s a good one for you and all of your loved ones!

Today, we wish love and happiness to every single one of you.  Over the last ten years, those of us here at the Shattered Lens have talked about the movies and the TV shows and the books and the music and the performers that we love but in the end, the most important love is the love that we have for each other and for those of you who have been kind enough to read our thoughts.

From the humans and the cat here at the Shattered Lens, thanks you!

Dark Valentine: THE LOVES OF CARMEN (Columbia 1948)


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Love takes many strange forms, none more strange than the obsessive love Don Jose has for the Gypsy temptress Carmen in THE LOVES OF CARMEN, Columbia Pictures’ biggest hit of 1948. The film, based on Prosper Merimee’s 1845 novella and Georges Bizet’s famous opera, reunites GILDA stars Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford with director Charles Vidor, and though it’s in glorious Technicolor and set in 1800’s Spain, it’s got a lot of film noir elements going for it: there’s the protagonist caught in a rapidly moving downward spiral, the amoral femme fatale, crime, murder, and a bleak, downbeat ending. Think I’m stretching a bit? Let’s take a look…

Young nobleman Don Jose arrives in Seville with a dragoon squadron, a corporal with political ambitions and a bright future ahead of him… until he meets Carmen, a gorgeous red-haired Gypsy who is an expert manipulator. Jose is enchanted by this free-spirited…

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