“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” ~Marianne Williamson
Valentine’s Day. Yes, that day—the much maligned, much cherished, much hated, and much misunderstood day of the year.
I remember being traumatized in adolescence. Not only were we supposed to, according to peer-reviewed social norms, like people and get liked back on this holiday, my school made us do Valentine’s day card/candy exchanges.
We exchanged, in class, little pre-packaged cards and those infamous heart-shaped candies stamped with subtle expressions like “be mine.”
Do you recall these candy hearts that I’m describing?