Is there a day on the calendar that promotes more angst than Valentine's Day? (Every year, J. Geils Band's "Love Stinks" enjoys a renaissance every year around this time.) I'm not a fan of the way that the day has evolved. There's a myth that the only love that "counts" is romantic love. Romantic love is wonderful, and I recommend it, but there's so much more to life than that. May I suggest C.S. Lewis's The Four Loves.
Today, may I suggest you appreciate exactly how many people love you. And tell them you love them. It doesn't have to be romantic. Just real.
This week's theme:
Frederic Edwin Church
West Rock, New Haven
On to the news:
Austrian kids get a lesson in swearing
(From their teacher)
Greenpeace sends Valentine's in Japan
("Be our valentine and resign!")
Batman shuts down school
Short one today. Probably no blog tomorrow. My schedule's a little busy. However, until then, enjoy my new obsession song.