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Remember love

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Just like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Valentine's Day can be a bit overwhelming. We make a big deal out of something we should be doing every day, but nevertheless, it is still a nice reminder for those who need frequent nudges. Today also inspires some of the best love-related stories, which is always a nice pick-me-up.

The Los Angeles Times writer Nita Lelyveld has a great story up about her search for the "King of Hearts," a masked vigilante that leaves hearts around commonplace spots (at least I'd like to think he's masked, humor me!). The King of Hearts draws on sidewalks, mailboxes, stop signs, even discreet little electric boxes no one hardly glances at. I love this take on street art, sweet and simple, don't you think?

A heart painted on Beachwood Canyon in Hollywood. Here, Lori Hughes is walking a dog. Photo by: Mel Melcon for Los Angeles Times / February 10, 2012.
Read Nita's story here. Catch a few hearts on the LA Times slideshow. Then, take a walk around your neighborhood, the King of Hearts may just stop by.


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