Love appears in many forms. It is the intangible that gives birth to tangibles, and holds them together.
It is an over-used word, but the emotion it encapsulates is anything but. We need more love in this world, much more of it than we have today.
On this blog, I’ve always gone on about compassion and kindness, and yes, love. Love of fiction, of self, of all living beings, people, food, travel.
In that spirit, I bring you a festival of love (with thanks to Holly Jahangiri, who gave it its name):
Flowers last a week, learning is a lifelong gift. Give in the honor of the one you love. The giving can be in the form of contributions, or it could be in the form of sharing on social media.
As some of you know, I’ve been talking about a school in New Delhi, that started in a dustbin and transformed many lives in the last 14 years.
The teachers at the Project Why Okhla Centre do not wear capes, but they’re heroes all the same:
Naresh, who has turned dozens of near-dropouts into toppers.
Here’s Sophiya, talking about her experience at the school:
If the centre shuts down, these teachers face losing their jobs, jobs that they helped create in the first place.
For Valentine’s day this year, my hope is to band together with fellow-bloggers to create a blogathon that would help raise funds for this school so it can get a breathing space of six months. We’ve joined hands before, and let’s hope we can do it again!
We’ll start a Linky list on the 14th February, Valentine’s Day. You can participate in the blogathon on any day from the 14th to the 28th.
UPDATE: SIGN UP FOR THE BLOGATHON HERE.
During the blogathon, write one or more posts to talk about love, any kind of love at all, and about honouring the ones you love. All we ask is at the end of your post, you mention the fundraiser, and add the graphic above.
What are you doing this Valentine’s day? Would you like to write for this Blogathon? Would you like to save a school on this Valentine’s day?
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