Why I Love You

“Love is, to our best knowledge, effortless, and all of our efforts should be brought to rearranging all the politics of the world so that it is effortless. Everyone would be in love with 140 to 10,000 people, and you would nearly always be among people you were in love with or were in love with people you were in love with, and then not only love would be effortless, just about everything would, in a broad humane spirit, without fear of any kind. Ya, possible.” -John Barlow, poet

In my early twenties, I was a very active activist. I gave time, energy and thought to environmental and social issues, and stayed on top of the lastest world news. I felt like I was haphazardly applying Band-Aid solutions to one crisis after another--but only addressing symptoms instead of the underlying disease. I longed for a magic button to save the world (in spite of the so called "button pushers" who could destroy it).

Of course, love is the only magic we need to push all the right buttons. The crises are symptoms of a global disbelief in the power of love. If we could all love--even just a little more--worldly problems would vanish. As I write this, it is beginning to happen.

I Love You messages are political statements--this project represents my politics. Indira Ghandi said, "Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals."

You say you want a revolution? Say I Love You to 140 to 10,000 people.