Valentines day, a holiday I find as sensical as the 8th of March - do I need someone to remind me to love and respect myself and others, and to measure that love by a present or an expensive dinner? My political views aside I do believe that romantic love has been given a bad wrap, that hearts shaped candies and out of season flowers with no smell represent this misunderstanding.
For me, this image describes in depth the tiny nuances of real love. To accept one as they are and be willing to meet them there with a smile.
To celebrate Valentine's day I offer this sentiment, "love finds a way" and to accompany my thoughts I share the thoughts of Thich Nhat Hanh in this inspiring article about what it means to love.
Go forth, be love, be loved