February 14. Valentine's Day. Sappy cards, lovey-dovey cards, anonymous cards, silly cards. Long-stemmed roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, expensive dinners, maybe even diamond rings.
I am an avowed hopeless romantic and I for one do not much like Valentine's Day. I adore Christmas, Easter is nice, Mother's and Father's Day present a beautiful opportunity to express appreciation (are you listening, son?) and birthdays are the bomb (bring on the cake!). But a day devoted to love? And not just love, but romantic love?