a love letter... / by Chris Bonner


I know of only one duty, and that is to love. 
- Albert Camus


Dearest Valentine,

Valentine’s Day is about more than hearts and candy, it’s a reminder to me of purpose, our real purpose. Especially in this time when it feels as if we’re losing ground, moving backward, finding it harder to believe. At just these moments you, yes you, remind me of all the love there is in our little world. Our little world, the one we’ve created, here and now, in our neighborhoods, our city, our community joined together by common beliefs and values. The search to belong, to commit, create, to find purpose. For some inexplicable reason, some stroke of luck, you give this to me and I love you for it.

So, on this Valentine’s Day, know this, I am grateful and humbled by your belief in me, your goodness, your kindness. I am buoyed by your grit. Because of you, I am able to do what I truly love, what I was meant to do. You’ve taught me my purpose is not my work, my purpose is you. You are my most treasured Valentine.

With love,

Yours Trul