Confucius said, “Kissing is like drinking seawater, as you drink your thirst increases.” Wisdom spiced with whimsy and affection tells us that love has no opposite. Kisses are our own clever invention, but love is a cosmic force shared in equal measure by all living things. Love is the substance of all feelings, sweet, sour, and salty. It’s all around us, the sea of love with its currents and gyres that push us in bewildering directions, secretly pull us together. So as you dine on sea salt covered chocolates - or whatever your fancy, embrace the whirlpool and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!