Having just finished reading "The Scarecrow" by Michael Connelly, I find a theory put forth in it appropriate to today: Single Bullet Theory.
Excerpt from the book, a novel:
"Everybody's got one person out there. One bullet. And if you're lucky in life, you get to meet that person. And once you do, once you're shot through the heart, then there's nobody else. No matter what happens--death, divorce, infidelity, whatever--nobody else can ever come close. That's the single-bullet theory."
More than one person has, over the years, told me (without putting it into the words of the theory) that it was inevitable that Hunky Husband and I would get back together - that there was no one else for either of us. Thus: married for 19 years, apart for 11 years, and now remarried for nearly 29 years, the theory seems to apply to us. I feel we are so lucky to have one another.
If you have someone, I hope you have a great Valentine's day, together. If you, for whatever reason, are going it alone just now, I hope that you feel the love that your family and friends hold for you. No one should ever be without that feeling!