I love you.
I love you because today I feel lost and powerless and I need to love you. I love you because I need love this morning and it’s the only light I can see.
I love you because whoever you are and wherever you are and whatever you look like, you have within you the power to help heal this world, to help heal me or the other person next door crying through his morning coffee, holding his kids a little longer and tighter, attempting to drive to work through bleary eyes.
I love you because people I don’t know and cannot tell are hurting and need someone to love them.
I love you for the implicit value of love to our common humanity, to the common life force among us. Only love allows us to share this humanity and not hold it within, isolated, alone. Love connects us, opens us to each other.
I love you for your implicit value.
I love you because only love can create the world I want to live in, to raise my daughters in.
All I hear in my head this morning repeating over and over again are Dr. King’s words: “Darkness cannot drown out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drown out hate; only love can do that.”
In the spirit and hope of sharing some tiny light this morning to drown out darkness, spreading love to drown out hate: I love you.