For All the Young Lovers

Damn, that may be one of the cutest pictures I've ever seen, courtesy of The House Next Door.

Happy Valentine's Day. I know a lot of people feel Valentine's Day is somewhat of a sham of a holiday and that they don't need a special day set aside to express their love; I used to feel that way, too. But over the past few years, especially since I've been married, I've come to think of Valentine's Day as a reminder of sorts. It may not entail flowers or gifts, it almost never entails chocolate, but it does act as a bookmark reminding us to set aside a few hours of our busy lives to just sit and look at each other and say the things we know but may neglect to mention because of a 100 other things that happen every day.

Yeah, yeah...I know how it sounds. I just re-read that last paragraph and almost vomited from the syrupy sweetness. Sue me, I'm a romantic.