Happy Valentine’s Day!
As promised, we’re throwing a doodle party here. Last week, I invited everyone to doodle love with me, and I’m so delighted by the response, especially because I know for many of you, it’s an act of bravery to show your doodles in public. So thank you for being brave, for answering my call to PLAY, and for ensuring that I wouldn’t be standing here in my party hat all alone.
Before I share all our beautiful scribbling, I want to share a link to Anne Lamott’s big idea: Occupy Valentine’s Day. In her reclaiming of the day, it’s not about waiting for a card, or a box of chocolate, or a hot date, it’s about big, fat, fearlessly openhearted love for yourself and the whole damn world. Here’s part of what she wrote in her Facebook update…
What could be more precious, than a day you thought was going to be about anxiety or pressure or neglect or artifice or butter fats, that instead is going to be about freedom, and creation? I wish I could hand out easels, paints, hikes and short stolen walks and berries, but I can’t. So you have to promise you will give these to yourselves. That would be so subversive, and warm my aging hippie heart.
There’s more to Anne Lamott’s Valentine’s Day utopia. You should read it. It’s short and sweet and will warm your trembling little Valentine-y heart.
Our Love Doodles!
That’s all for now. I’m going to continue doodling love all the way through February, so there will be one more love doodle post on the 28th. Feel free to send me more-more-more, and I’ll include whatever I get.
I hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day, however you spend it.
My Love Essay cards will be available on Etsy over the weekend. In the meantime, for Valentine’s Day, in case you haven’t seen it (or haven’t seen it lately), here’s my Fearless Love Manifesto video, with music by the incredibly talented Juliana Finch.