It’s here. Valentine’s Day is upon us and as many as are giddy with anticipation are those giddy with apprehension. It’s a fact that some people enjoy Valentine’s a bit more than others, and others a bit less. Who doesn’t have that one friend who must wear red to mark Valentine’s? Or that other friend who does the most to act like the day doesn’t even exist, and scoffs at anybody who even breathes in a manner to suggest they recognize that it is Valentine’s? And of course, as it is every year, jokes abound on how some men will disappear from the lives of their women on the 12th and not reappear till the 16th. And as it is every year, florists and hotels are getting ready to make a killing. Same old, same old.
I am one of those people who loves love. I love watching chick flicks, if only for the promise of a happy ending. I love walking in town on Sunday afternoon and seeing couples walking hand in hand. And even though I can’t say I am super-excited about this day, I love the idea that there is a day when people have an excuse to go all out, and to expect others to go all out for them. Yes, I am talking to you who is expecting some magical surprise from your husband. It’s okay, there is no judgment coming from me, haha. I hope he comes through. I mean, you deserve it, don’t you? [Read more…]