Spending these lonesome evenings With nothing to do But to live in dreams that I make up All by myself Dreaming that you’re beside me I picture the prettiest stories Only to wake up All by myself What is the good of me by myself? Why was I born Why am I living What do I get What am I giving Why do I want a thing I daren’t hope for What can I hope for I wish I knew Why do I try To draw you near me Why do I do I cry You never hear me I’m a poor fool But what can I do Why was I born To love you I’m a poor fool But what can I do Why was I born To love you
“Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.”—Mitch Albom, Five People You Meet in Heaven (via bookmania)
I’ve always really loved Valentines Day- and no, this is the first year that I have a distinct ‘significant other’ to appreciate it with me. I loved when I was a kid, how happy it was. You got to make a little mailbox (out of a shoebox most times), decorate the heck out of it- and then bring your valentines for all of the 20 ish kids in your class. It was so fun, and even through passing out the generic ‘cat’ valentines with a dum dum’s sucker on it was not particularly individual, it felt special. It gave also an excuse to give a ‘special’ message to one kid in your class, something not too romantic, but that message meant so much more than- you ‘make me crazy’, with a picture of a crazy animal or such on it.
Anyway- I hate the response of it’s “Single Awareness Day”, I’ve always felt that Valentines Day is a celebration of LOVE in all it’s forms, whether it’s friendship, family, or romantically inclined- So enjoy it, celebrate it, and have a wonderful day.
Lennox and I have a Valentines date planned for the 11th- he surprised me with tickets to the Big Band Night after I essentially shoved it in his face that I wanted to go. He illustrated an important principle about relationships to me- sometimes you just have to say what you want, rather than expecting to secretly put it out and have an epiphany happen. I am so absolutely excited- pictures and news to follow! :D