A Letter of Love

Today I am not wearing matching socks. One is red; the other purple. I am sitting in the middle of London, in the arctic conditions of the park bench, under 4 layers of clothing. I am having a watery version of oolong tea, and crunching on some wafers. My gaze is fixed on the shop window across me, its heart laid bare in the middle of the window, the date of death/birth spread across it with red numbers: 14/02/2012.

I have already bought the card and gift for my partner. I wrapped them in my signature way, with more Sellotape than paper, and enough swear words in the process to make a sailor blush.

However, in my bag there are two cards; one for my partner; the other one for you.

You see, 6 months ago, I was sitting on a park bench, just like I am now, aware of a storm inside me, behind my chest, on the back of my eyes, looking for a release. I had so many ideas, so much suppressed creativity, so much space occupied by dreams. I went in my favourite Costa Cafe, and sat on the table facing the window. I felt incomplete, and was looking for something. That something; that magnificent something. The blog was born, I uploaded the first post, and exhaled a breath I had not realised I was holding in.

Since then, I have met some amazing people that have read my ramblings, that have commented and liked and followed and reblogged and retweeted and embraced and loved and hated and agreed and argued and contributed and opened my eyes and held my hand and made me stronger and left me wiser and put a smile on my lips and a tear in my eyes and have touched my life in ways I can not begin to describe.

To all of these people, I am writing this Valentine’s card. As a sign of deep love. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your life to focus on your screen long enough to read what I write. Thank you.

I hope you are all having a nice day; I hope you will get out there, choose a card and write some words of love; type small whispers of appreciation to a person that changed your life; smile to someone on the way to the bus stop.

Love is too big to fit in just one day; celebrate it everyday. Celebrate the everyday.

Love you all,






48 thoughts on “A Letter of Love

  1. love the way you are spreading the love. Happy valentines πŸ™‚ I spent my day at work feeling love being sucked out of me, nevertheless I smiled at every stranger on the streets, was extra nice to my staff.. and gave a heart shaped candy to everyone at work. Little things make you feel nice πŸ™‚ Just like the card addressed to me.. on your blog (i’d like to think it’s addressed to me, i love cards!) πŸ™‚

  2. Thank You …

    Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
    Edgar Allan Poe

  3. This has created a warm feeling inside which is difficult to describe. I really enjoy your posts, happy valentines a time to share the `love` enjoy the precious time with your loved one πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve just found you in the last few weeks and I feel like I owe you the card and gift. Your writing is a gift every time. It’s truly beatiful. Thank you for your exquisite sense of place, as well as your insights.

    Happy Valentines Day!

  5. I’m honored to have a person such as yourself following my blog. Thanks for the love, and may your days be filled with love, too.

  6. I was surprised to read that you have a letter for ME! Lol. Seriously, I paused for a while there. Haha.

    I just visited your blog now, I guess.. I’ve missed a lot in here! BUT, I’ll be catching up that’s for sure! Have a great day/night there!


  7. What a beautiful post. If that is your handwriting, it is beautiful, fluid and expressive, as you seem to be. Thank you so much for reading my post today. I’d glad you liked it. I’ve only just now started reading your writings, but already know I will follow your posts. Nice to ‘meet’ you in this wonderful space that has been as enjoyable for me these past 3 months as it seems to have been for you.

    Love. Peace. πŸ™‚

  8. Thoughtful and well done, and a Happy Valentine’s Day to you. Finding passion is a great feeling, and for those addicted to words, we understand. πŸ™‚

  9. Isn’t the blogging community awesome? I, too, have met some fantastic people! And the best thing is the ones that care never judge! They’ve read my inane rantings and stupid ideas and watched my vlogs.

    Great post! And thank you for the lovely card! The only one I got today!

  10. Reblogged this on moderndayruth and commented:
    The magnificent something says it all… A beautifully worded Valentine message from one of my favorite bloggers. As i am somewhat challenged when it comes to expressing my own feelings – and i do feel every bit of awe and admiration he is writing about – for you, wonderful people, who bother to read my musings – here is the reblog ❀

  11. I totally agree with this “Love is too big to fit in just one day; celebrate it everyday. Celebrate the everyday.” Love it! I also posted something similar to this thought on my blog and I’m glad you liked it.. Thank you ❀

  12. This was marvelous. I look forward to reading more of your exquisite posts. I hope you didn’t freeze your tootsies off!

  13. So lovely of you to do that for your readers. Thanks to your liking a blog post of mine, I’ve now discovered your blog and fully intend on keeping in touch. I lived in london almost 10 years ago and still miss it on and off. Be good to get a taste of it through reading about your life there.

    hope all is well.

  14. This is lovely. Really really lovely.
    I like the name ‘The Magnificent Something,’ and I like it even more since it’s addressed to me. (Now a follower and reader of this blog)

    It’s amazing how meaningful these blogs can be. I started mine as a hobby but it’s much more than that now. I addressed my valentine to my other half, I now feel like I should’ve written a second one as well.

    As I wrote, lovely. Really really lovely.

  15. Thank you for sharing. Your post was very touching.

    I received a few beautiful Valentine sentiments this year. A gift, beautiful card and priceless gestures of love from my husband; cards from my great-nieces with little girl scribbles on both sides and a message from their Mommy telling me that the girls were absolutely thrilled with the Valentine cards my Jeff and I sent them; well wishes from many friends; posts on my Facebook page and a message from a former classmate thanking me for helping him through a very difficult time in his life several years ago, and last but not least… a hug and smiles from my nearly 80 year old Dad.

    All are my most precious Valentines this year. πŸ™‚

  16. Hej,
    nice to meet you and thank you for liking my Valentine’s post. I like what I see in here so I guess sometimes I could be back for more. Feel free to do the same once in a while πŸ™‚ Have a lovely day!

  17. Beautifully written πŸ™‚ Ah, the crazed workings of an inner creative mind – how it taunts us all! I’m glad you are finding direction for your creative flair – I’m looking for the same thing!

  18. “Love is too big to fit in just one day; celebrate it everyday. Celebrate the everyday.”
    Wonderful – it’s so simple, isn’t it! Thanks for this.

  19. A bit tardy, but nonetheless just as sincere: A truly beautiful way of celebrating and expressing the meaning of Valentine’s Day. Thank you for the time and effort that you go to, in order to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with us. πŸ™‚

  20. wonderfully written…sincere and an interesting style to read. Thank you for stopping by my post. I am exhaling too…just started and cheers for expressive our souls. Big smile and love, PbP at

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