dear motivation to get stuff done: you stood me up, man. were you today?
dear good intentions: thanks for being there--so many of you vying for my attention--though perhaps next time you and motivation could have a little chitchat so we could make something happen.
dear teen girl squad valentimes episode: i will always love you.
dear valentine cards: maybe i'll make you tomorrow. .. . ..but maybe not. i promise--it's me, not you.
dear valentine's day: usually i try to make you into something awesome and personal -- about loving people in general, regardless of whether or not i have a "valentine". well. there is a first time for everything and this year just wasn't our year. i sang a bunch and warmed my fingers up to those steel strings again but didn't really put smiles on the faces of anyone like i wanted to. my night was headed downhill--but i will have you know, i gussied myself up anyways, took a picture to prove it, marched to the grocery store, bought two ingredients and marched myself right back home again, probably passing most the social gatherings i was planning on attending. some years you just don't feel it. luckily, you're an annual sortofa holiday.
dear desiderata: you were the perfect read to end my wearisome night. you'll probably get your own post later for that.
believe it or not, this photo actually underwent fairly little editing. it was a great night for moodily lit self-portraits.