Thursday, February 14, 2008
Although Valentine's Day is traditionally thought of in terms of lovers showing their devotion to each other, we can recast it as a time to remember our love for any of our fellow humans (the difficult woman at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, perhaps?), or fellow creatures on the planet (pets, birds, squirrels), or even the planet itself.
So today, recognize how important that tree outside your window is to you (you need it to breathe), or how much you appreciate the sun (we couldn't live without it!) or even how important bacteria are (you need them to digest your food). A little appreciation goes a long way!
(The image above, Earth's Valentine, was made completely of unretouched photos of a red camellia, jasmine leaves (yes, they turn red in autumn if they're in the shade), and red clover leaves.)