Today I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day. I wish you love and roses and heart shaped boxes. I am aware, though, especially at the moment, it can be a hard day to get through. Sometimes it appears that the whole world seems to evolve around couples; perhaps you have lost someone or are alone because of quarantine restrictions. Or you may be missing family members. I know I am! Whatever the reason, if you are alone, or missing loved ones, I hope that you can find some comfort today.
Tapestry of Love Today we may think of roses Tied with utmost care Or a heart shaped box With treasure waiting there To fill a day so different - Yet still somehow it’s here, And it’s a good a plan as any To celebrate this year. But what happens when the night falls And we are haunted by the feeling That normal is out of sight And other souls are reeling When there is no more light? When there is always someone missing someone, And only a collage made of memories To remind us of the sun. Imagine the tapestry of love Endless yet light Woven with gold Shimmering bright, Covering all those in the darkest corners And narrowest places, Like a blanket of peace For all those it embraces. Wear the tapestry of love It is ‘one size fits all’ - It will give you comfort If darkness were to fall. And you will believe, and find Kindness is shining through, Because others will Be wearing it too. (C) Lyn Halvorsen