I am always single on St Valentines Day. Usually I catch a movie at home (usually NOT Before Sunset because Celine's breakdown is a little too raw when I'm reflective). This year I watched Les Miserables surrounded by couples and enjoyed a good uplifting cry as the last couple of songs washed over me with their melancholic beauty. So much for dignified defiant singledom. This year I let it upset me that I was single, alone "on my own".
Anyway I came home and came across something I bookmarked a while back which reminded me that I am single and difficult to love and eccentric but I am me and happy to be me. This inspiring poem and beautiful vimeo video says it far more eloquently than me:
(here is the interview with the poet - http://wellandoftenpress.com/reader/november-2012/to-be-vulnerable-and-fearless-an-interview-with-writer-warsan-shire/)