Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bad Romance

So, all the hoopla of Valentines Day is over and we can get back to being normal (whatever that is).  I have never really cared for Valentines Day, not as a teenager nor as an adult. It feels like it's all so contrived.  Do we ever really consider where the tradition comes from anymore?  Or do we just celebrate it because it's a day on a calendar that the world says you must honor as a day for lovers or else?  I for one, would never be upset with a girlfriend if she never bought me a thing on Valentines Day.  I am a romantic at heart. Maybe not hopelessly so, but certainly a romantic.  But that is my normal mode of being (when in love of course).  I love writing emails, letters (I do sometimes still pick up a pen an paper) and text messages expressing  love, longing, and devotion, but it's never relegated to one day, least of all a fixed calendar date.   Hopefully, even if you do celebrate the contrived day of lovers, you continue to express your love to your beloved on many days throughout the year, just because. 



3 comments:

  1. I agree! LOVE, in many ways of expression, is meant to be shared & expressed every day, not just on a special Retail Holiday! If this day is a reminder to those who don't, then so be it. But the retailers put a lot of pressure on people to buy a bunch of crap for their sweethearts. Especially the fellas! How many poor guys get brow beaten into buying an engagement ring for this "Special Day"??

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  2. Well Valentines day is that once a year thing - where a man shows what his spouse means to her. Though now very contrived and commercialized - it does have its roots. Great Post!!

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  3. This was an interesting post. I personally not into the valentines i believe we should keep th love falme burning all year round as opose to just at valentines.


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