Whenever I see candy hearts with messages, it reminds me of a time when love was easy. I actually get butterflies remembering how it felt in the third grade when the cute guy in the desk in front of me surreptitiously placed one on my desk as I returned from recess. What would the message be? “Be Mine” was good enough back then! Does that mean we are going together now, I thought? It was so easy to “hook up” back then. I never understood the “Be True” message at such a young age. What did truth have to do with love anyway? I was to learn that meaning later.

It is good to close your eyes and go back to innocent times, just to relive those moments of uncomplicated love, hoping to stay connected to the optimism and mystery of it all. Happy Valentine’s Day!