This weekend I coerced my sister into helping me indulge my Valentine’s Day fascination. We took to Kansas City’s Town Center Plaza with a bundle of roses and a camera, and we spent the evening asking people to share their stories with us in exchange for a rose.
It took a while for people to warm up to us, but as night and temperatures fell and made us look increasingly pathetic shivering in the cold, more and more folks shared their stories with us. Some were funny, and some were sad, and some were very sweet. And now, for Valentine’s Day, I have the honor of sharing them with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!