I’m full of the spirit of Valentines Day this year (oh was the title of this post misleading? Sue me!).
Jenn at I’ve got two shoes has a great post about the bag one of her students used to bring candy to school.
Here it is:
If you can’t make it out it says:
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth”
A perfect Hallmark moment. It may not have the utility of “Bah Humbug” but damn if it doesn’t capture the essence of love.
And what is Valentine’s Day without poetry?
I ask but one thing of you, only one
That always you will be my dream of you.
That never shall I wake to find untrue
All this I have dreamed and rested on.
Forever vanished, like a vision gone.
Out into the night.
Alas how few there are who strike a chord in us
We knew existed, yet so seldom heard its tone
We tremble at the half-forgotten sound.
The world is full of rude awakenings
And heaven borne castles shattered to the ground.
Yet through it all our human longing vainly clings
To a belief in beauty through all wrongs.
Oh stay your hand and leave my heart its songs.