I have a bone to pick with people who poo-poo Valentine’s Day. First of all, how can anyone be down on love? It’s LOVE for goodness sakes! If we were dedicating a day to, say, Satan or something equally evil, then I would understand people getting all hot under the collar. But love? Love is, unquestionably, the best thing we have! Name one thing that’s better than love. What is the problem with having a public reminder one tiny day on every 365 to show a little compassion, kindness, and yes love, to those around us? Granted, it is over-the-top commercialized and big-freaking-business. Okay. I give you that. But does that mean we have to buy in? Do we, as people, no longer have free will? Can we not find other creative ways to celebrate the day besides jewelry, chocolates and roses? Please. Give me a brown paper bag and some scraps of junkmail and I’ll show you Valentine’s Day!
Now go out there and LOVE somebody goshdarnit!