Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Dear Elementary School Valentine's Day,

You were a good day. Everyone got a Valentines from everyone, even their mortal elementary school enemies. That's love, isn't it?

One year, I got these Valentine's with Batman on the front that said: I'd Fight Crime For You and edited them to say: I'd Fight Crime For You. I won a lot of fights that year. Did my Batman utility belt help? Yes, it did. Some parents were offended by those cards, but I say all's fair in love and war. Last time I checked, Valentine's Day is about love.

All is fair in love and war. Also, all you need is love. John Lennon said that, which means YOU NEED IS LOVE = IS FAIR IN LOVE IN WAR. If you do math with that phrase, I think the "is" and "love" get cancelled and then the equation reads YOU NEED = FAIR IN IN WAR. What does that mean? I have no idea, I'm just doing the math. It might mean that sometimes, we do need to go to war. Why? For love. That's the only reason it could ever be.

Which brings me back to the point I was making earlier, I'd Fight Crime For You... For Love.

So thank you, Elementary School Valentine's Day, for reminding us how to love and how to fight and how to do both at the same time.




  1. I'll admit it right here right now on your blog. I wrote hate valentine mail to the boogery boy who sat across from me in third grade. Childish yes, but then I was only like 5 years old (By my calculations, which aren't very good.) So valentine's day for me that year was about hate of the boogery boy who sat across from me.

  2. Ah yes, elementary school playground fights. I don't remember valentines much but I do remember the fights. But speaking of love I also remember Ann & Jan, the twins the grade ahead of me. *sigh* I'd totally fight you for them.

  3. Dear Marisa, I hope you found a way to casually call him "boogery boy" in the Valentine.

    Dear dbs, Ann & Jan's parents may have been cute, but they come from a questionable family... I'm just not sold of rhyming twin names... maybe you dodged a bullet on those in-laws.

  4. Yeah. Not too creative. At least they didn't spell their names something mangled like Ahnn & Jaan. (I have no idea what I'm saying.)