Neil O. Nelson

It’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday; love is in the air. I can feel it.

Reach out and touch it.

For the fun of it, tell someone you love ’em.

If they look at you sideways, tell ’em you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Give ’em a hug, while you’re at it. You might want to refrain from kissing unless it’s a close personal friend.

Then give ’em a big smack on the cheek.


Since the pandemic has cocooned us behind a 6-foot barrier, we’ve forgotten what it’s like to touch someone’s cheek, let alone the pleasure that a kiss on the cheek can give a person.