Do you hate Valentine’s Day or love it? It seems there are more and more voices saying Valentine’s Day was invented by greeting card companies and florists and has lost its meaning. I disagree because I think Valentine’s Day prompts us to take action and show our love. It’s not just about passion; it’s about the give and take of friendship.
If you don’t want to live longer, don’t make friends. When I was fourteen, I realized that I wasn’t popular, but I wanted to be. I am an only child, and I was more comfortable talking with adults. I was extremely tentative if I was left in a room to play with other kids. I wasn’t so much a geek as a bookworm. One cloudless afternoon I pondered my loneliness sitting alone in my backyard, and I noticed a swallowtail butterfly drifting from one flower to another. I wanted to be that butterfly, able to shift and sip from flower