a first thought for saturday night…

when we first questioned whether we should do Valentines Day, we wondered for a short time about creating a kind of hybrid event… in the end we decided not to, but this was one of the things that i wrote while trying to work out whether we could make it work.

we know this week wouldn’t hurt anywhere near this much
if we didn’t love.

at moments like this
it almost seems better not to,
because the risk is too high;

better not to trust
better not to need someone
because we have witnessed how
those who we invest ourselves in
can be taken away so quickly.

we know all the reasons why love matters;
here we acknowledge its cost…