Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day in Perspective

There are misconceptions in most cases and the truth in some about Valentine's Day for...

Singles:

  • Dread going to work where everyone will be flashing their gifts & getting flower deliveries.
  • Curse Saint Valentinus for putting your esteem through this annual torture.
  • Sit and dissect the pitiful lives of people who are tied down to one person.
  • Allow yourselves more beer and alcohol or ice cream than usual.
  • Talk yourself into settling for the guy/gal you  don't really love so you won't die alone. Or with cats.
  • Lie to the world about how you really don't think V-Day is that big of a deal.
  • Drunkenly admit to your closest friends about how much it hurts to be single right now.
  • Spend too much time thinking about "the good one(s) that got away."
  • Get into bed, pretending that it's okay to be alone on Lover's Night - or
  • Feeling pressure to come up with a good reason to be happy - alone.
  • Go to sleep, thankful the day is over.

Non-Singles:

  • Dread not getting your lover's gift or flowers in time for them to gloat for the Singles.
  • Curse Saint Valentinus for putting your wallet through this annual torture.
  • Sit and dissect the lives of people who are lonely & gift-less.
  • Allow yourself to spend more money on one person than you did for everyone at Christmas.
  • Talk yourself into staying with the worst person in the world so you won't die alone. Or broke.
  • Lie to the world about how your lover is worth all that crazy money you spent on a gift.
  • Drunk dial your credit card company to see what your balance is right now.
  • Spend too much time thinking about "the crazy one you got stuck with."
  • Get into bed, pretending to feel sexy because it's Lover's Night - or
  • Feeling pressure to look thrilled to be in love for the next 364 days.
  • Go to sleep, thankful the day is over.


In reality, life cannot be planned. Love and happiness, joy and sorrow - they rise and fall like the tides. Wherever you are, whoever you are - single or not - I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. If only one person cares about you, you are blessed. I'm a Single and happy because I've learned that there are people who love me - they really, really do! lol

Oh - I'm writing this early because I plan to be eating more ice cream than usual on Thursday...

Happy Valentine's Day

To the Singles:
AKA: Happy unimaginative, consumerist-oriented and entirely arbitrary,
 manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance day!

To the Non-Singles:

Show how mature love has made you. Don't gloat on Thursday.

And to D. R., wherever you are:


Still & Always


Peace
Free
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