Love fails all the time.
Little experiments in love are dropping like flies around us every day.
But here's the thing about love:
Despite our missteps, love never loses its energy & possibility.
So - go for it. Take a chance. Get messy. Fall down. Good gracious, get back up! Dust yourself off and try, try again.
Practice love every day in extraordinarily ordinary ways. Try to love the folks you get along with, and the folks you'd rather not be around. Love the folks who get you and the folks who make your blood boil. Practice love toward the girl in the checkout line, and the man directing you through a construction zone, and the jerk who just cut you off in traffic, and the person who interrupted your me-time, and neighbor you often see but seldom speak with.
Give it a try. It doesn't have to be fancy. It may not be returned (part of loving someone is allowing them their autonomy to not love you back). It may look like a failure. But take heart!
The practice of love is never a failure, no matter the outcome.
Happy Valentine's Day, y'all. Go forth in love.