L'amour is the order of the day. If you have no sweetie, curl up with someone (or some furry one) that you love, and appreciate what you have.
I love my husband who gave me a beautiful Valentine's day card, which basically says, "Hey babe, after 23 years as mi amore, I still love you as much as I did." Well, coolness. But as nice as the Hallmark poem was, what touches me is the Armadillo he drew on the back, because we have this armadillo that is a love story...
Years ago, I painted a ceramic stuff armadillo (like the kind you might see in a children's nursery, only ceramic) for a friend of ours. This friend is an old college friend, and we buy him the most bizarre gifts we can. So I painted this armadillo purple and lavendar with white spots and fell in love with its cuteness. However, to Doc it must go for Christmas, so I sucked it up, and wrapped him. On the appointed night of gift giving, the armadillo went off with Doc.
Imagine my surprise Christmas morning when I woke up and unwrapped my armadillo. Bryon had recruited his mother to paint another armadillo, and they'd given that one to Doc by slipping it into my previously wrapped package. Good trick!
The armadillo became a symbol of how much we loved each other. He sits under the Christmas tree every Christmas, and he started making cards for us several Valentine's days back. Even if we buy a card, we put a 'dillo on the back, and a fitting epitaph, like "Dillo Cards--Because Dillos Care!"
I hope that you are feeling good, warm thoughts on Valentine's Day, and if you are alone, think about all the people you love and respect. Everyone has friends that they love.
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