My old Xanga blog is now available on this blog, and as I’ve been reading back through it, I found a forgotten aspect of my life: haiku writing. I used to love writing haikus. So, here’s a 2015 Valentine’s Day haiku for you (here’s some from 2008):
I love you so much!
(Did Hallmark make me say that?)
It’s true, anyway.
I despise Valentine’s Day because it’s such a trumped holiday designed to get us to spend all kinds of money on child/slave-labor-poisoned chocolate, roses flown in with non-renewable oil from Africa, greetings cards which will be read and discarded (and probably not even recycled), plus you feel terrible about yourself if you’re not in a relationship but at least you can feel superior about all the needless consumption just going on and on and you not participating in it and…..
But, in spite of myself, I find myself hugging Nik and telling him “I love you so much even though I hate myself for feeling like I need to tell you this today.” I also just made a chocolate cake to celebrate with my family because, it’s Valentine’s Day! There should be cake!
So, conflicted or not, from our family to you, here’s a lot of non-commercial, no-purchase-required, from-the-heart love!