ALL WE NEED IS LOVE
We invited our community to send in a love letter. Because we think the world could use a little more love right now. Any kind of love, really. Self-love, patient love, saggy boob love, lady crush love, persistent and resistant love, forbidden love, creative expression love, America you're killing me softly but I still have hope for you love, curious love, day dreaming love, no rules love, wake-up-at-3-in-the-morning-for-yet-another-feed-kind-of-love. The great thing about love is that the more we give, the more we receive back. We are sending a love letter right back at all the pom pom MAMAS out there who continue to show such passion, grace, confidence, defiance and fearlessness as we march onward. We believe in YOU and the world you're making for your chill-uns. Thanks for sharing.
LOVE ON YOURSELF. LOVE ON SOME OTHERS
by CARA DENISON
a SHORT LETTER by anne roiphe
shared by naz sahin
"I am a rock worn by years of incoming and outgoing tides. There are snails and crabs and tiny bait fish, dark green moss, seaweed bubbles, pebbles, a few shells, perhaps a mermaid scale, or an abandoned beer bottle in my crevices. I have been salted, pickled, brined, so be it."
Sending love and gratitude to all of you rocks out there.
BABY FOOT LOVE LETTER
SHARED BY SARAH RUBIN
TIMELESS BLISS - BY SHERRI KAVEN
Every time I see this photo it simultaneously makes me happy and sad. It shows me how time moves way too fast - and as a mother it seems to move at lightning speed when you watch your babies grow. This photo is of my two eldest kids, who are no longer the little people they are in this photograph. It represents the freedom & joy of childhood, which is way too short lived. I am sending them, as they enter adulthood, this image to remind them to never forget their bliss.
(This photo was taken on the Oregon Coast on one of those perfect summer days that feel more like California than Oregon)
EVERY DAY IS LOVE DAY
SHARED BY MARISSA KAISER
A VALENTINE FOR TO ELEANOR
BY STEPHANIE DUFFY
FORT LOVE - SHARED BY BECKY MASCIOLA
Happy love day ❤ hope yours was filled with lots of forts, fires and hearts.
A LOVE LETTER FROM MY 6 YEAR OLD SON
SHARED BY ELIZABETH BOWER
ART IS LOVE - PIECE BY Gunta Stölzl, "Slit Tapestry Red/Green," c. 1927/28
SHARED BY PORTLAND GARMENT FACTORY (VIA INSTAGRAM)
A QUOTE FOR ALL LOVERS ON LOVE DAY
BY MAREIKE BLUME
JOY IS IN THE GUTTER - THOUGHTS BY NIKKI FENIX
This image (part of a series) is to remind - a love letter to all of us……and inspired by my husband Jonny, my guru. A reminder that love and beauty are all around us - in unexpected places, below and above, in the faces beside us, on the street and in the garbage.
In the early days of meeting my husband, he, in his quiet and sincere way, said to me "joy is in the gutter." I did not understand, and dismissed the comment as him being 'quirky’ which in his newness to me I thought he was. One day on a walk with a camera in hand on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, at a time where I was beginning to see the world differently, I found a torn piece of paper in the gutter... it said JOY.
So I got it - the special message sent TWICE, this time I had to take it in. My life is about how I choose to see the world and how I create that world. Some days it's harder to see its glorious beauty, and other days I am attuned, I can see it everywhere. I am also lucky to have Jonny's beautiful eyes to help me see.
In these troubling times when it all seems a little dark, it's especially hard, but we need to see with loving eyes. It's just way better.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A BRIGHT LIGHT
IMAGE SHARED BY CARIS REID.
WORDS BY JANESSA BAUTISTA
My heart smiles when I think of you
You bring 'fresh' into my life, and each moment is new
So much gratitude for the love you share
Your gifts are never ending
I rest in knowing you will always be with me.
Love you always
ILLUSTRATION BY PHOEBE WALL
SHARED BY ANNA JOYCE (VIA INSTAGRAM)
A VALENTINE MOMENT
SHARED BY JESSIE VICKERY
A HAIKU AND SAUNA IMAGE
SHARED BY REBEKAH YLI-LUOMA
what love feels like in the depths
life with you is full