“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand, and the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep, and there are no words for that.” – Brian Andreas
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! As you may remember, if you read my post about Valentine’s Day last year, I’m not a big fan of the holiday. I’m always surprised and a little saddened to find just how commercialized the day has become, to the point where it’s more about spending money than anything else. The idea that money and gifts are any kind of measure of a person’s love is not one that I buy into.
That said, I still love the thought of Valentine’s Day, and the notion that we should all take a little time to say “I Love You” to the people who matter to us is definitely something I can get on board with.
I love you.
That’s right, you. And you, and you, and you. You guys (and girls) who read my blog, who comment, who send tweets and emails and facebook messages… you make my world turn. You’re the reason I do what I do, and I would be amiss not to tell you how I feel.
I may not have a thousand words for love, but at least I can always find cute and dorky ways to say it, right?
I hope you’re all having a fantastic Valentine’s Day. If you’re spending it with someone you love, be extra nice to them. And if you’re not spending it with someone you love, then be extra nice to yourself. You deserve it.
Special thanks to my friends at the Zingerman’s Coffee Company for pouring me the most beautiful latte I’ve ever seen — almost too pretty to drink! Almost.