We also held our annual Valentine's Day ritual of planting tiny lettuce seeds. Call it an exercise in hope and trust. We planted on snow today, as we did last year. And the lettuce grew anyway and we ate it!
For me, Valentine's Day is not about diamonds and riches and over-the-top consumerism. It's about the sweet, sappy gifts that tug at my heart because they have a lot of thought and care put into them. It's about rituals that people create together. It's about hope and trust.