[...] love is promiscuous. It wants more and more from life. Fired by falling in love, we are prepared to throw ourselves into the future. We call it having a passion for living, a zest for existence. Rightly directed, romantic love does not lead us to throw ourselves madly into someone else’s arms time and time again. It leads more to a kind of overflowing of desire that spreads out around us, making for creativity, curiosity, self-sacrifice, commitment.
So when Valentine’s Day comes around, don’t thank your beloved or spend the day longing for a lover. Instead, turn towards life. That is where love is truly to be found