Love Letters: Valentine's Day
My Valentine to Wattpad, its readers, its writers, its creators: @AllenLau and @IvanYuen, who had an
inventive idea that people love to read, love human expression and that that is
the real news. This is my valentine to HQ and especially to some of you I've
come to know enough to know greatness when I see it: @Zoedinovi, who found me
when I came on in March 2014, @Daniellethe, whose story Crumbs I so loved when
I didn't know she worked at Wattpad, to @KevinCallahan, whom I read regularly
about Working at Wattpad, to all of you at HQ who know that risk and invention
walk hand-in-hand and that means mess-ups when things are being tried, who understand
that it's not a good idea to throw the baby out with the bathwater because that
baby has a name and the name is innovation.
My Valentine is dedicated to @Wattpad HQ because,
with all the "news" that bombards us daily, you understand where the real news
Here is William Carlos Williams on the subject:
My heart rouses
thinking to bring you news
that concerns you
and concerns many men. Look at
what passes for the new.
You will not find it there but in
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there.
-William Carlos Williams, from "Asphodel,
That Greeny Flower"
Cover photo: http://www.forestwander.com/2011/02/azalea-pink-heart-valentine-flowers/