Last year, it was the Valentine Ball. This year, we had too much else going on–travelling, Glen’s job interviews, and what not–to throw a party. We decided to stay home (and the world threw us a valentine party, the demonstrations for freedom in Egypt rocking my heart; check out this video~!)
Usually I write a valentine for Glen every year. This year, so far I’ve been more than preoccupied with a poem for the Phi Beta Kappa dinner at Yale I’ve agreed to write. I am still hoping to get to the annual romantic penning–but in the meantime, I have had a trilogy of somewhat unusual Valentine experiences: I’m participating in a wonderful art event called The Jar Project, where I decided to fill a jar with anniversary rosepetals, romantic mementoes, and lines from my poem “Paravaledellentine“; I was interviewed for a newspaper article about how to write valentines; and then a TV show interviewed me on the same topic. Now I just have to take my own Valentine advice! And look back with joy on last year’s Valentine Ball.