Just a Little Foolishness


It might be a day to feel left out, just another Saturday, ordinary and one-of-a-kind, when I’m singularly content with being single.

It might verge on narcissism to send a valentine to myself; although, I think, no more so than to expect one from another.

I have not had the attention of a lover to last a lifetime—although, who knows into eternity. Does that mean I’m lacking or lonely or left out of romance?

Not at all.


Everywhere is an embrace; the place I find myself is full of possibilities for engagement.

I cannot look at the moon and believe I am unloved, sense a breeze and be unmoved, know the birds’ song and feel forgotten.

There are flowers enough to romance me, even in winter I can paint them into view.

There are fires to warm me that I build myself.

Cats gaze into my soul as devotedly as I gaze into theirs.

Music seduces me constantly.

Creation is my purpose, and my words creative enough to convince me my imagination is the only lover I need.

And so I am foolish still.



A thoughtful face can ease the heart that thoughtlessness has given pain


“What a fool you must be,” said my head to my heart, or my sterner to my softer self.”
~ Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey



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9 thoughts on “Just a Little Foolishness

  1. Diane,

    I’m late but just by a day. I really have an excellent excuse, but it is long
    and boring and ended well, so suffice it to say, I hope your Valentine’s Day
    was filled with peace and beauty, because you are a very special person
    who brings peace and beauty to all who read you.


    I didn’t think this was foolishness at all, but brilliant philosophy!


    • Hi, Sarah. Thank you for your visit and lovely humbling comment. Hope your Valentines Day was special and filled with love in whatever and all ways that it fills your life. May peace and beauty bless you continually. XO ❤


  2. Hi Diane, yes you are loved ❤ and the love you send to us means so much to us. Your beautiful art is always a reminder of how wonderful it is and how lucky we are to know you,! 🙂 xxx


  3. A beautiful post Diane and a very thought provoking one. There are so many kinds of love in the world besides human lovers. It is simply one aspect of a much larger and widespread picture.

    Your artwork is loved by so many, as is your writing which are two of the components that make up Diane; there are so many more, your compassion for your fellow humans and animals and your love of the universe and passionate desire to protect it… so much more too. And guess what? l love you ❤️ Xxx


    • I feel terrible, as I thought I had replied to all of the comments on this post. So, my apologies, Christine! Such a beautiful and thoughtful comment should not have be neglected. Thank you so much! Hope you’re feeling better. XO ❤


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