I like writing seasonal personal essays, particularly the shorter, lighter fare. When in the midst of struggling with other much more long-term, long-form writing projects, these short fun bursts are a great way to break up the relentlessness of writing, writing, writing...and never seeing an end in sight (and wondering if when the end does come, the beginning and middle will even matter).
My take on Valentine's Day is here. Mix one part thoughtful, romantic gesture, one part superstitious flashback, and one part neurotic fixation. Throw in a little fortune telling. Don't let this happen to you.
Hope you have reason -- any reason -- to celebrate a loving relationship in your life.