Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
–Zora Neale Hurston, shared by Kari in Cambridge, MA
Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
-James Baldwin, shared by Sarah in Dane County, WI
(who happened upon this quote while walking along State Street with a Dear Friend)
I know there is a full spectrum of reactions to Valentine’s Day: for some people it’s a big deal; plenty of others see it as a minor or non-event…and for a few it’s either a hard day or just an annoying one.
It has been each of these things at various points in my personal life, and yet for the last 25 years I have relished the opportunity to spread a little love in the form of a love-themed Ripples.**
Whatever V-Day means for you this time around, I invite you to be curious and open as you wonder:
How has Love revealed itself to me?
How am I hiding from Love?
How might Love help me reveal myself to others and to the world?
And whatever is going on in your life these days, may you be open enough to see love and be love.
**P.S. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m rebuilding an archive of our Love Ripples if you’d like to peek.