My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Originally published September 9th, 2012
I usually adore Shel Silverstein. But from the first time I heard this story I hated it and found it deeply disturbing. Love isn’t parasitic, taking and taking and never giving back or thinking of others. Relationships where one party does nothing but give and the other party does nothing but take aren’t something to celebrate, they’re abusive and unhealthy. Glorifying them is at least as bad, especially when it’s aimed at children.