You look like you could use a valentine.

It’s Valentine’s Day. A Hallmark-inspired day of love and bliss. However, I haven’t heard much news of bliss lately.

In fact, a lot of people are having a rough time of it right now. Relationships ending. Very sick friends or loved ones. Lingering sniffles. Apartment frustrations. Job frustrations. Lack of time. Lack of money. Lack of inspiration. Lack of sanity. You name it, I’ve heard about it in the past few weeks. Disappointment all around.

And people’s moods these days are as gray as the polluted, slushy snow. For instance, I experienced a bus full of strangers the other day complaining communally about a girl who waited too long to get off the bus and then tried to get back on again. She was ridiculous, but the depth of griping was over the top.

It makes me sad to hear that a lot of people are having a rough time of it. I wish I could wrap my arms around everyone and say it’s going to be ok. Since I can’t, I hope this valentine I made suffices:

Don't act like you couldn't use a pirate valentine with one googly eye right now.

So, does ANYONE this Valentine’s Day have some good news? Lay it on me.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “You look like you could use a valentine.

  1. We loved it! Spring is coming. Hopefully Chicago will be happy again soon.

  2. Thanks for the googly eye pirate! My good news…a story and poem being published in the UIC Lit Journal “Red Shoes”! Always an exciting moment.

    Stay warm.

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