Saturday, February 12, 2011

I'm not usually a Valentines Day Type of Gal, But It's Walt So...

SOMETIMES with One I Love

SOMETIMES with one I love, I fill myself with rage, for fear I effuse unreturn’d love;
But now I think there is no unreturn’d love—the pay is certain, one way or another;
(I loved a certain person ardently, and my love was not return’d;
Yet out of that, I have written these songs.)

-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass          

Like I said, I'm not such a Valentines person, but I do think rather than celebrating with flowers and chocolates, it is a nice day to evaluate all of the relationships in your life, friends, family and romantic.  Are you feeling fulfilled? happy? valued?  Likewise, are you loving the people in your life with your most authentic self?  Don't just look at your romantic attachments.  Do you have amazing parents? A best friend that sees you through everything and anything?  Children who make you feel like Super Woman?  Tell them, honor them and love them, today is as good a day as any.  And then tomorrow go and buy up all the chocolate half-off :)    

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