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Charlottean suburb, South Carolina,
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February 22
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Librarian
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Married, middle-aged suburbanite, working on finding the meaning in my corporate educational existence.

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Salon.com
FEBRUARY 14, 2012 6:38PM

In love with love

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I admit it.  I am a sap.  I love Valentine's Day.  I mean, what isn't to like?  It's a day devoted to sex and candy, and grand declarations of love.  Upstairs just a few minutes ago, someone proposed to his girlfriend as she was getting off the elevator from work, complete with balloons and a trumpet player, and a song he sang just for her.  I don't even know this person--I was just walking through the lobby to our office--and I got all verklempt.  How can you not be swept along by the hopefullness and joy of a moment like that?

 I get why some of my more stoic friends find all this mushiness to be too much.  I know all the statistics about divorces, and I recognize the consumerist underpinnings of it all, and I know about conflict diamonds and abusive relationships and blah, blah, blah.  I know that if you are alone and wish you weren't, all of this might feel like a reminder of that, some other way society is telling you that you are less-than because you are uncoupled.  But I nonetheless think love is worth celebrating.  What else in your life makes you feel so gosh-darn good?  What else makes getting up and slogging through the more unpleasant parts of your day seem worth it? 

 It's Valentine's Day!  Go love someone.  Spread happiness.  Maybe eat a cupcake.

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valentine's day, love, marriage

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I'm with you. Let's eat 2 cupcakes. r
Will you settle for a cupcake and a red velvet cookie?
Amen! Love is a good thing to celebrate, any day!
mmm . . . cupcakes . . . and the Cupcake wine . . .