My Valentine cards in a row. They're hard
to photograph because they're shiny,
I'll show you the other side tomorrow.
Meanwhile here's to happy hearts!
When I drove to school this morning just as the
day dawned reports from Egypt on CBC said
that Mubarak was not stepping down. I
listened to the sad comments and critiques of
Mubarak's speech and went in to teach my
part time courses. When I left the school
just after noon, Mubarak had resigned. How
quickly things change. I felt elation with the
protesters in Egypt, and hoped for an easy, happy,
and democratic result.
But I had other news. My Valentine's cards were
ready last night at the printers. I picked them
up and felt so happy. What wonderful designers
they are. This morning I started my mission of
the Valentine Invasion, and I think handed out
50 of my own printed cards and candies to go
People say quite readily that they hate Valentine's
Day, and you know that something sad happened in
the past regarding the day. Or that love is not coming
to them right now, or in the worst case that it never
has. But you know what? One loving gesture can begin
to change that. I believe in love, and I believe in
loving. I don't mean for romance. I mean for what
the world needs more of.
If everyone thought of love in the wider sense, in the
sense of caring for other people in thought, gesture,
word, and action, everyone would love Valentine's Day
and February, Valentine's month as much as I do.
My son is home from school. It's late at night and
he's closed in his room writing love letters to friends
and family, and probably to us. The fruit does not
fall far from the tree. That's good isn't it?
Have a spreading-the-love day.