Monday, February 14, 2011

The Heart Shaped Box

I remember one Valentine's Day, my dad coming home from work.

From behind his back he presents to me the most beautiful heart shaped box.
Striped red and gold with a lovely bow and filled with chocolates.

Eight years old, I can still remember my excitement when opening my beautiful Valentine. 

That heart shaped box is still with me, filled with post cards now, tucked away in my attic.

It is one of my favorite memories of Feb 14th.

Happy Valentine's Day.

"Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do"
Lyrics by John Mayer- "Daughters"