With Valentine’s Day approaching, it would seem fit to talk about the “L” word.

Love is  strange. I can’t seem to rack my brain for a more fitting word. We tend to attract to others who are on a completely different spectrum, yet are mind boggled when there is a world ending disagreement.

Yes, if you are wondering, I have been in love. A love I once thought was unbreakable. Tomorrow will mark the first time in four years I will have not recieved a farm raised rose. Not quite sure how I feel about that.

I recently discovered a new kind of love. A deep connection rather, which has left me feeling both empty & fulfilled. I have had a taste of what it is to understand another human being & I long to feel that again. Never before have I been so in awe, wanting to take in everything you had to offer.

I also learned another thing today. Love on the road is quite different than what I’m used to and if you have ever lived on the road, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s different out here, we come across different types of hardships; our vehicles break down, meals are spent huddled over a propane stove, food is always on our mind, where we sleep tonight is the only thing on our mind. You deal with these issues together,  immediately upon hello. Out in the “normal” world, these decision making skills present themselves months down the road, years even.

And today, Happy Nomad Girl is Sappy Nomad Girl. I had the unfortunate pleasure of saying goodbye to an amazing person. He gave me an amazing gift, one which has opened my mind & heart. Not knowing if I will ever see him again leaves me feeling…well…a little sappy.

And tomorrow will you all do me a favor? Instead of spending that hard earned money on cards & flowers, show your love to Mother Earth. Maybe think twice about that cigarette butt you are about to flick out of the window or not pretend you didn’t see a McDonald’s bag blow in the wind. Better yet, show someone more unfortunate, you do care.

I love you all.

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. ~ Jim Morrison