Don’t trash the love holiday! We can do better than this!

Via on Feb 11, 2009

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If you just bought this balloon,

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you own it

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and your child owns it

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forever.

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forever…

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Think about it. What do we want the love holiday to look like?

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It’s just a wish,

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but maybe….you could try smelling some flowers

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…or sharing a beautiful place.

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You could make something with tape (if you have it)

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or pile up some red!

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A book you’ve enjoyed can make a thoughtful gift,

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…and there’s mixtapes!

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You can give something important away,

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whatever you have that may be important.

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dancing

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rosepetals

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….and of course, don’t forget to celebrate togetherness!

(happy 1st* Anniversary you**)

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**

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( ps. poems are also nice to share!)

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Have fun!

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*polaroids from my brave, wandering family, with lveo.

About Joana Smith

Who I'd like to meet: Superman's Children, eco-warriors, truck drivers, persephone, roller derby queens, nurses, scientists, givers, priests, yogi, storytellers, people who don't know right now, playwrights, philosophers, people who are more visual, people who hop trains, performers, poets, seamstresses, activists, Spider-Man, kids, rangers, Snow White, dj's, massage therapists, people who work with their hands, bunnies, sportsracers, people who work in offices, dancers, baristas, artists, cleaners, climbers, Jeff's sister, Colbert, Skiers, Bikers, skaters, surfers, ani, people who are recovering, trees (and flowers), people who will die soon, gardeners, horses, Jolie-Pitt, soon-to-be mothers, margie's daughter, astronomers, people who are scared, girls who wear black and listen to the Smiths, cuffmakers, lambs, Miranda July, the man in the moon, Bono, people from 'round here, Obama...

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5 Responses to “Don’t trash the love holiday! We can do better than this!”

  1. megan says:

    thankyou.

  2. Nathan Smith ndsmith says:

    You are lovely, my sweet. Happy love day to you… and again.

  3. Chuck says:

    Jo,
    Great reminders and a colorful way to spend Valentine’s Day.

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