Valentines Day, on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, is a day to express romantic love (or freedom from it). Our Valentine’s Week coverage is here.
New York is a great city to celebrate Valentines Day because it is a romantic city. It’s also a sexy city, the city without foreplay (although foreplay is the sexiest thing ever).
Italian Origins of Valentines Day
Valentines Day commemorates the death of several Roman saints, all named Saint Valentine, who became associated with romantic love through Arthurian stories told in the Middle Ages.
So You Don’t Have a Partner?
Happy Valentines Day and Galentines Day. If you have a partner, here’s to you both. If you don’t have a partner, here’s to you. You have everything you need to be complete, right here inside your chest.
“There were no embraces, because where there is great love, there is often little display of it.”“Don Quixote,” Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1605
[EDITOR Keith: “El amor es estupidez en su máxima expresión” (Love is stupidity in its maximum expression). I don’t know who said this, but believe it to be true. I have done the most insane things for love. It’s this natural craziness that we seem to desire and value so much. My greatest loves have been my greatest illusions.
And still, here’s to love. May you live in love, but leave before you get soft. May you live without love, but leave before you get hard. In the end, you just have to love yourself. But not too much, because that is crazy too!