valentine’s day

From Vendable, by Pinero and me

Yes, Fatima.  It is almost time for Valentine’s Day again.  Let’s see . . . Paper hearts, a definite uplift in the number of commercials equating jewelry with love.  Yup.  Far be it from me to harp on a day that also encourages the copious intake of chocolate, but most of the best people I know have never really had much of a reason to enjoy the day otherwise.  This, one of the most commercialized event days, tends to equate being loveable with how much of this or that you have.  The world via media becomes a high-end store (or quaint boutique, or what have you), and if that’s not your thing and you can’t quite get yourself out of tune with that frequency, this goes out to you.  Four songs about life and love that I think are heartening for the broken and resource-challenged (and yet, somehow, still very worthwhile), all artist YouTube official-like or from the record company/music program:



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