Sunday, February 14, 2010

Taking a deep breath and thinking of something else

Valentine's Day is my least favorite day of the year.
All Valentine's Days melted together in one big blob could easily be used as a deterrent for spraying on garden plants to keep vermin away. (Although it might instead be true that Valentine's Day attracts vermin).

Because I dislike this day so much, I'm going to go relax somewhere and try to just forget about it. In the meantime, here's a picture I found and a poem I wrote to go with it.
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I planted my heart in the desert
And it became reborn
Finally the rest of the world could see
My plethora of thorns
--JF
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7 comments:

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

That's very sad and beautiful.

subby said...

I love it! And I do the same damn thing...

Nessa said...

I feel this premise of this holiday sucks.

Your poem does not.

Rosemary and Reflections

Uncivil said...

Darn, I had forgotten all about Valentines until I dropped by here?
Thorny are we?

Grace said...

I could say something sweet and uplifting but - the hell with it. Thorns it is...

sinisterdan said...

Is there a plant that symbolizes total indifference? Maybe a small fern?

Great post - nice cactus.

Janna said...

MikeWJ: Thank you. :)

Subby: I'll be glad when it's over. :)

Nessa: Thank you!

Uncivil: I'm happy to report that I keep forgetting about it too. And so far I haven't seen any gushing lovesick couples holding hands and fawning over each other. Which is probably why I've been able to keep breakfast down (so far).

Grace: Yaaay! Thorns for everyone!

SinisterDan: Interesting question. I guess total indifference would have to be symbolized by a weed of some kind. Weeds grow and thrive even when no one cares about them at all.