Happy Valentine’s Day people!
If you have yourself a Valentine in the form of a person, well, that’s great. Happy Heart Day to you both. In fact, happy everyday to you all. But that’s not what I’m asking about today.
There is a lot to love in this world, today and everyday. And everybody loves all kinds of things for different reasons. Things I’ve never heard of, that I might love too if I knew what they were. That is what I’m asking about today. Tell me about some of the things you love. At least one; no more than five. You can talk about your Valentine if you want to, but I’m more interested in your favorite caramel or oilcloth or whatever.
I’ll go first, with five things I love, including a couple that I don’t understand why I love so much, which makes me love them more:
- The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams. A story about a stuffed toy on a quest to be Real. I loved it as a kid, I loved it when I first had my heart broken, and I love it today, as a childless adult.
- Everything Alive Will Die Someday, by George Hrab. Fatalistic optimism, if there is such a thing. And the lyric “In the meantime, I get to see you smile, and that makes it okay for a while.”
- The art of Jasper Johns, especially this. I don’t understand why I love that inverted flag so much, but I do. I also think that’s a pretty sweet name, Jasper Johns.
- My new Crock Pot.
- This shade of green.
So, what do you love?
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