Here's to those giddy, fizzy feelings, the small explosion of the heart when you see a certain face. Here's to the magic of love, the unexpected, unplanable, unpredictable way of it. Here's to the giggles, the sighs, the bad poems we've all written, even if there's no evidence. Here's to the daydreams, the longing, the anticipation, the possibility. Here's to glances across a crowded room, the magnetic pull of two souls inexplicably drawn together.
Here's to unrequited love, bitter and deep and beautiful in its own broken way. The unrequited love can light our way through life without ever being asked or being given voice. Unrequited love can give us back to ourselves, can teach us to be generous, can rip our hearts open so that when they heal, they are bigger and stronger than before.
Here's to Love, who has the power to hurt us the most and yet makes life worth living.
Happy Valentine's Day. May you take today to appreciate all the love in your life--in whatever form that may take.