Walking into a Hallmark store is my worst nightmare.
It is stripping the depth of your sympathy or sorrow to the flippant “deepest sympathies” phrase with a Google Images photo of a lilac. It is commercializing a precious stepping stone in life worthy of a card. It is compacting your emotions and exuberation into a cookie-cutter quip.
I believe that living life to the fullest means living introspectively, with our eyes open to all the things that make life so complex, so tragic, and so beautiful. Instead of slapping a Hallmark label and some cheesy quote on a celebration for someone who changed your life or that pixelated lilac for the death of a parent, let’s try to reach deeper into ourselves.
Let’s try to draw closer, to step out of conventionality, to be more intimate, and more true. Let’s find each other, across the boundless waves of opinions, obligations, and beliefs that make up a person; in our vulnerable states when feelings are free-floating, unabashed, untamable. Let’s not only meet face to face, let’s love each other soul to soul.
How do we distinguish those moments? It starts with a card.
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