For months I’ve been signing out with “big love” at the end of emails. Sometimes even in response to emails from people I’ve never met, I pause, breathe and open my heart while typing out this “big love” at the end. I don’t know what got me started with it, and I remember a sense of shyness at first… like really? you’re just gonna throw the L-word out there? To a stranger? But then I imagine someone really lonely on the other end, someone who maybe really needs to hear it. So yeah, Big LOVE.
Then the other day my sweet and culturally-savvy friend pointed out the polygamous implications of BIG LOVE with the suggestion I type that phrase into Netflix. Now that she mentions it, I vaguely remember hearing about this show, but I can’t decide whether to change my signature just in case someone on the other end mistakes my ‘big love’ for an open invitation. Is ‘big love’ too spooky for the mostly American public with whom I interact? Are we so socially programmed for non-contact that we cringe when someone extends a gesture, even a digital one, of heart-felt caring?
I don’t know.
For now I’m still practicing.
A non-polygamous BIG LOVE to you,