Cupid, hearts, greeting cards, flowers and copious amounts of commercialization, all clouding our sight in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. One can’t help but feel distracted from the purpose of the holiday – a declaration of love and devotion to those we adore the most. Too often we fall victim to the idea that more is best, but love is such a simple emotion that, in it’s truest form, less is more. Just as the coldness of winter fades with the warmth and sunshine of spring, love is an awakening of sorts, a shedding of the past and a looking forward to the future. It’s time we strip away all the unnecessary excess and get back to the basics of amour. Two people, one heart, one love, who need nothing more than each other to make it work; just the love of another and giving oneself fully without fear – the true definition of love.
“To see you naked is to recall the earth.” – Federico Garcia Lorca
Music credit: Rena Jones – Open Me Slowly ( iTunes )