Oh film, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

1. I adore your beauty. (There may be younger, digital alternatives, but they’re not in your league.)
2. I like the way you challenge me and make me think (about whether I’ve set the exposure correctly).
3. I relish the anticipation when we are apart, knowing that we will soon be together again (when my scans come back from the lab).
4. I enjoy spending time with your family (even if some of them are a bit eccentric or grainy).
5. I love taking you on adventures (though we have to be a bit careful with those airport scanners).

Most of all, thank you for making me see the world afresh, through new eyes. Let’s never part. Will you be my Valentine?