I’ve decided not to go on my usual anti-Valentine’s Day rant this year. It’s so easy to be a hater, so I’m going to put that aside, pour myself a nice glass of scotch and just say: I love you.
To everybody who’s made me laugh in the last year, I love you.
To all my dance friends who have taken me for a spin around the floor, I love you.
To the friends who have let me cry on their shoulders and sat with me in my moments of darkness, I love you.
To all my companions on my many and various crazy adventures in the last year, I love you.
To everyone who has listened when I asked for help, or given me a hug, or just a empathetic ear, I love you.
To those who have held a little piece of my heart if even for a short while, I love you.
To those who have seen me in my moments of craziness, and stuck by me, I love you.
To N, for continued friendship and grace in the heartache of transition, I love you.
To my mother, for embarking on new adventures of your own, I love you.
And most of all, to my inspiring, brilliant, empathetic, curious, vulnerable, funny, beautiful, brave sistertwin, I love you more than anyone can understand. I still remember the moment when I realized that even if you died, I wouldn’t have to miss you all that much because you are so much a part of me. That said, don’t go anywhere just yet. We have a whole world to take over.
And, because everything is better with music, here’s my current musical crush The Civil Wars doing a cover of one of my favorite love songs.