We have no respect for Valentine's Day, and I think we should.
Valentine's Day, understood correctly, is the most radical holiday of all. It is a day to celebrate love between humans. You can say that about Christmas, and Hanukkah, and Ramadan and Kwanzaa and every other holiday. You can say all holidays are about love. And that is true.
But what makes Valentine's Day a day of radical potential is that it is not about anything else but love between people. Not God. Not family. Not presents. Not clans, nations, religions. Nothing but love.
To truly understand the radical potential for world revolution in Valentine's Day, we could do no better than to read Shakespeare. He may be the only writer to truly get at the miraculous power of love.
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