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But I love love. (Speaking of schmaltz, I'm aware I may have permanently lost readers with that sentence.) The argument against Valentine's Day with which I align most closely is that love should be celebrated every day, not just on Feb. 14. I really do wish people celebrated it every day. And not just romantic love, either. This is a perfecto day to remind those dear to you how great you think they are. (And if I had a dog, I would not rule out giving it a Valentine, either.)
Go tell someone you love him or her, okay? I mean, maybe not a colleague, but friends and family tend to appreciate this sort of thing.
Wishing you lots of both, from Miles and Laurel.