I have always loved hearts but thought them a bit sappy until I saw some painted by 1960's pop artist, Jim Dine. He painted them in crazy ways, different colors, raw edges, splotches and drips, flat, dimensional, in oil, acrylic and pastel. Some of them looked like they had been through a lot, just like most of our own hearts and each one of them makes me smile. There they are, one of our most recognized symbols of love, in all their messy and unrepentant glory reminding us that we all have one (literally and figuratively speaking) and we best use it while we have the chance.
So, just for today, I will try, with all my heart, to do everything with love.
Happy Valentine's Day!