Happy Valentines Day
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.Thomas Mertin
by James Joyce
Love is in the air, even if it is a wiff of burned brownies. Nothing says I love you like a little effort on your part to make your valentine smile. Net carbon neutral flowers, otherwise known as weeds, work great for a bouquet if you live someplace where things are blooming, but us northerners have to buy the roses flown all the way from Chile. This year I have Uganda free trade chocolate and Chilean roses. It’s a real festival of nations.
If you are need of a soundtrack for your celebration, here’s a classic. A friend sent this to me with a reminder that Teddy Neeley starred as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. What’s your favorite song on Valentine’s day.
To My Valentine
by Ogden Nash
More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That’s how much I love you.
I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.
As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
That’s how much you I love.
I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.
I swear to you by the stars above,
And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,
That’s how you’re loved by me