Letter to the Lonely Hearts Club Band
It is a white Christmas afternoon in the upper hemisphere and for a change a light snow is falling and the picturesque evocation of childhood memories is missing. I live in the City and as any other cities in the world - it is messy and noisy.. today, it is quiet. Lately I wanted very much to share that poster with the world but I didn’t know who in that world it was for.. that is until the title above popped—I knew instantly it was for you.
To be honest I had no words till today—even if the title of it is LOVE.
Not that I don’t believe in love. In fact, I only believe in love.
Who on Christmas Day would be online reading this post?
Granted Omicron is a clear and present danger. Staying indoor in semi-reclusive mode is preferable if not mandatory and the forced apartness from family and friends warrants for whom that letter is for..
Who is you that it is for?.. Who is lonely beyond endurance? Alone or not? Who is so lonely that you browse social media trying to capture bits and pieces of happiness and bliss? You are not stupid—you know there are cover ups of flaws in those perfectly staged pictures. We as humans are so good at cover-ups we should consider joining covert agencies.. digression stops right here.
I do not mock your pain nor minimize or agrandîze it while trying to put words with that poster. I am not filling blanks.. instead, exposed are the blanks of my heart who is too often semi-indifferent to others out there.
So, does making a pretty poster available the right band aid? I don’t think so. But still perhaps.. maybe a little?
Know that you are LOVED. And never (quite) alone.
/cc @elloblog @ellodesign @elloart
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