“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” -Guillaume Apollinaire
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!
I hope your life is full of love, on this and every day. I’ve spent the majority of V-days single rather than in a pair so I truly mean love in its widest sense, not simply the part about romance. Family, friends, the nice neighbor who baked you a pie, the stranger who gave you a smile – love is all around us!
I’d be lying if I didn’t confess to a special kind of happiness this time round, though. My beau has just arrived from Paris.
But I maintain the glory’s in the small moments. No big plans today – we walked around the lake then spent a long time in the grocery story (if last post I explored my own reverse culture shock, it’s been really fun seeing what impresses my beau most about the States. Who knew that squirrels, school buses, mailboxes, and our garbage pickup system would so fascinate?)
The sun shone bright today and I have laughed and hugged and kissed and read and now I write to you. It’s yet another day to appreciate, to continue my New Year’s resolution, straight from Jack Kerouac – “be in love with yr life.”
Speaking of, my time at the Kerouac House is winding down. For anyone in the Orlando area, I’ll be having my farewell reading on Saturday, February 22 at 8 PM (1418 Clouser Avenue, 32804 Orlando, FL). I’d love to see you if you’re in town! You’ll get a chance to hear some of my work, peek inside the historic house, and stay for a reception. You can also meet my beau who will be filming the event.
What’s not to love about that?
Sending rainbows your way. Happy Valentine’s Day!