“L’amour n’a pas d’age”/ Love is Timeless

Last year, I received a wedding announcement from two people I’ve known for a long time, in Paris. She must be in her 50’s and he is well into his 60’s. And the bride handwrote a little message on the wedding announcement, which said what I wrote above: Love is timeless, or ‘ageless’. It really made me smile, and I was happy for both of them. They looked so happy in the photograph that came with the announcement.

In talking about dating at every age, in relation to my daughters, one of my friends, and even in relation to me, my oldest son echoed the same thought during a recent conversation—-that love can happen at any and every age, and is not attached or limited to any age. I have to admit, I love that idea.

One of my daughters was talking recently about something she felt she had to do in her 20’s, and listening to her, I was suddenly aware that there is no limit to when we have to do anything. But I remember feeling that way too at her age. We set goals and limitations for ourselves of what we MUST do at 25 or 30 or 40, or older. Who says?? Particularly with today’s more youthful outlook and healthier people, people are climbing mountains, starting businesses and new ventures, and even having babies, and surely getting married if they choose to, far older than they used to. With today’s fashion, I even wear clothes that I wouldn’t have considered wearing at 30. Now the doors have opened, and so many more things are open to everyone. The main thing is to keep our attitude open, and unlimited.

I too have been guilty of the ‘age limitation’ concept, and keep thinking that it must be ridiculous to date, fall in love, or marry past a certain age. Again, who says? Why can’t you fall in love at any age? Why can’t you get a second or third or fourth shot at life, at a relationship, at a new career, a new city? And hearing someone say that to me, especially one of my children, made it that much more real. I think “Love has no age…..that it is timeless” is a great idea. Leave it to the French to come up with the concept. Just thinking about it gave me hope….who knows, why can’t any of us fall in love at any age?? It sounds like a great idea to me!!!

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10 Comments so far
  1. paulette keating September 9, 2009 5:10 pm

    I love your books i have all but 6 i get them from hafe price stores .I startit to get your books at 50 brithday my son startme on them Iset home and read them over they are so good .keep up the good work

  2. kimmi September 11, 2009 3:59 pm

    Indeed! Hope … love, these emotions never grow old! And chance — opportunity is always waiting around the corner.

  3. Nicole September 12, 2009 2:49 pm

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I am moving to England.. at 37 I want to start over.. and I have this overwhelming urge to leave my home in Connecticut. I will always love it but I need to go find someplace new…

  4. Kulsum September 14, 2009 3:04 am

    Indeed it is timeless! That’s why God gives us chance to do it all over again; no matter what.

    And when it comes to love, we have all the time not until we set foot in the grave. And by the way, most cases, we are bound to what others may think of us, when in reality, they are also worried of what we think of them – at the moment. Never, never, give up your hapiness for the sake of time; for you will never fail to get unhappy because of time.

  5. 芸能ニュース September 15, 2009 10:07 pm

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  6. Kimberly September 16, 2009 6:09 pm

    Definitely! 🙂

  7. Florence Reynolds September 20, 2009 6:12 pm

    How right you are. You might remember me. Back in the early 90’s I wrote you the first fan letter I had ever written after I read “Zoya” and you wrote me back. You had such an impact on my life that you gave me the courage to pursue another career at the age of 46. I applied for an was accepted for and attended BLET(basic law enforcement officer’s training). In a class of 32 mostly in their early 20’s I graduated 2nd highest. I went on to be hired by three different departments(2 police departments and one sheriff’s department). At my
    department I went from Patrolman to Sergeant on the streets. I worked on the Detective divison before requesting to go back to the street. Finally I made Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. I was the supervisor of my own squad(made up of all men) went I had to retire because of a degenerative disease. I just wanted to thank you for giving me the courage to go for it through your writing. Because of you I had a job I both loved and was good at. I still love your books and just purchased tonight “A Good Woman”. Please keep up the good writing!

  8. jean babtiste vanessa October 5, 2009 6:12 am

    je n”ai lu ke star et ca m”ä donne l”envie de lire plus pour moi c”est waouh je vous felicite mon livre prefere est STAR y mon ecrivain DANIELLE STEEL

  9. Anindita Paul Chowdhury October 7, 2009 1:06 am

    Love is a feeling beyond all our control….we can decide what to eat, wear or say but can never tame our heart from what it feels…..its a beautiful feeling which makes us smile at a thought..makes us do all the work which seems difficult and gives us energy to keep going…so why should somebody be deprived of it just becoz of age..?? and I completely agree that Love is Timeless…& ageless…..

  10. Shirley Snyder October 26, 2009 11:19 am

    I have read all your books and often wondered how you knew the real world of life.
    Your books are so real and amazing.
    I am 62 and a few years ago ran into a guy who grew up in my neighborhood. We never dated. I knew him but I don t think he knew who I was. Anyway, we have been dating ever since, and I have never been so in love with anyone. So yes love can happen at any age.