February 14th, 2005

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VD musings

It occurs to me that this is the first Valentine's Day I've been single since 1998. Collapse )

Lots of happy memories, lots of people I love every day of the year and without any regard to whether I happen to be dating them. This year I'm single and decidedly happy about it. I would like to request that my relationship karma be transferred to someone who needs it more than I do, because I know there are a lot of people I care about who would rather not be single today or in general.

Happy Valentine's Day to the people who gave me the privilege of sharing their lives for a while, who provided a framework in which it was socially permissible to express how much I love them. Happy Valentine's Day to my friends who inspire me and bring more love into the world by their devotion in their relationships. Happy Valentine's Day to my friends who were there for me when I was finding relationships and relationship transitions hard going. Happy Valentine's Day to my friends whom I love very dearly whether or not they are my partners (former or actual or potential). Please don't imagine I love you any less just because our culture has fewer superlative words and less admiration for some kinds of love than others.

Those categories overlap a whole lot. I'm not going to make a list of names because I hope my loves know who they are, and this isn't a primary school exercise in delineating who's in my gang. And I have good wishes to spare for anyone who happens to read this, I'm in that kind of mood.

Tongue-in-cheek VD e-card for anyone who would appreciate such a thing.
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