Two tear drops were floating down the river of life. One teardrop asked of the other, “Who are you?” It answered, “I was shed by a girl who loved a man and lost him.  And who are you?” The first teardrop replied, “Well, I was shed by the girl who got him!”

 

The above conversation, even if only fictitious, reveals the irony of love in reality. Though the desire to love and to be loved is a deep yearning in all human beings, love by itself is no guarantee of happy relationships. There are bound to be disappointments in any human relationship. Yet, true love is all about facing and overcoming these disappointments. And it is this unrelenting spirit in a relationship that is celebrated on Valentine’s Day commemorated universally yesterday.