Hearts and Flowers

Already I’m beginning to see the hearts and flowers and chocolate that augur Valentine’s Day. This is one of the things I despise about our society: we can love and goodwill into specific events so we can feel good and righteous. Love mankind at Christmas, love your spouse at Valentines. Only have to do it once.

Lest we forget that there are millions on this Earth who are not worried about hearts and flowers, but simply about survival, I’m offering this horrifying, Pulitzer-winning picture. We might want to transfer all this feel good stuff into concrete acts.


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