i'm proposing a new holiday. valenTINY day.
valenTINY day is for EVERYONE who makes each other feel the intense possibility and capacity of life. it is hard these days to not find oneself inveigled by the tension and turmoil of our society. but it is also much more important to find time to be out of the quicksand, and considering the possibilities of life, than it has ever been.
so. if you don't have a valentine today, celebrate valenTINY day-- by taking 10 minutes to find common ground with someone you aren't sure if you even like that much. you don't even have to do it in person. make a list of things you have in common with someone you resist feeling love for. the more resistance you feel, the more i suggest you make that list for that person. that's it.
small moves, my loves.
OK, I'm finally posting my first rant. And hopefully my last!
I have seen something I find VERY upsetting on Facebook in the past few weeks: People asking each other to "stay in their feed" by commenting on their status. It seems pretty obvious that Facebook really did push a new algorithm in the past week or so (usually it's really hard to tell over a short period how the logic of what you see and don't see is changing). I am especially upset because the people I see sharing it are people whom I love very much and want to stay in touch with.
I have some numbers on this recent change for those who are feeling out of control over who they're in contact with now.
everyone talks about these hills during dramatic and silly arguments. Well, if I have to die on a hill , I'd like to have some say in the particulars.