The thing with Valentine’s Day is that it’s just a day, like any other, or at least it should be. Must we be told or reminded to love our loved one/s? Ideally, one should try to love special people each and every day. Are chocolates, flowers, and dinners out, the ultimate expression of love, or consumerism? If you want to support your local businesses or something, do it all the time, not just on holidays. Hey, wine and chocolate are complimentary goods and healthy in moderate doses. I say if you want to prop up the chocolate industry, Hallmark or some winery, buy their stock directly or invest in mutual funds that hold the companies you hold dear. Buy the way, Evan Williams 1783 small batch bourbon pairs nicely with lemon merengue pie for whatever it’s worth, which incidentally would be about 50 bucks, the two.
Below are some of my favorite love quotes, that resonate today and any day.
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” – Paulo Coelho
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” – Agatha Christie
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” – Vincent van Gogh
“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.” – David Byrne
“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.” – Rita Mae Brown
“To truly love we must learn to mix various ingredients – care, affection, recognition, respect, commitment, and trust, as well as honest and open communication.” – Bell Hooks