It’s Valentine’s Day. Let’s get all glopped up in gooey love nonsense and fantasy Valentine gifts like beautiful flowers and cards and diamonds. Let’s read a great love poem and stuff ourselves with no-calorie fantasy chocolates while we read it. It’s actually more fun to moon about love when you are not in it, so if you’re not feeling the love today, this will remind you of all the things your love would probably forget to do for you and which you may have found so frustrating in the past. If you are in love, maybe this will give you an inspirational idea for some fine romance. Be your own valentine.
In the Huffington Post, theater, art, and cinema critic James Scarborough posted the 10 best love poems ever written last year for Valentine’s Day. His first choice is a hot one by e. e. cummings, so that is my first exhibit on our fantasy love trip.
Here’s the title of a new book that you could study this year if you are trying to figure out the meaning of love: Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance (collected by the British Library) (recommended by The Daily Beast).
Here are pretty Valentine things that I personally would love to receive for Valentine’s Day so this year I will just fantasize about them, but another year, if I am more flush with cash, I might buy myself a valentine. After all, who likes me better than me.