What's Love Got to Do With It: OR WHY I'M QUESTIONING VALENTINE'S DAY

I have nothing against love, romance and/or celebrating them. But why on Valentine's day? St Valentine, who may be an amalgamation of two or three people, may or may not have died on Feb 14, 269.  He was a bishop or maybe a priest.  Now that does not mean he or they knew nothing about love or did not represent love.  But his or their deaths DO NOT spell love to me.  So what is my alternative?  Pick your own day to celebrate love and your own way to celebrate love and find the romance of this moment even if your current heart throb is a new baby or a puppy.  Or maybe instead of pinpointing your love you might spread it around.  Make a love wave!