Monday, February 14, 2011
IT'S THAT DAY AGAIN
The annual commemoration celebrating love and affection.
A special day set aside each February on which we are supposed to express our heartfelt feelings for each other via the offering of flowers, candy, and greeting cards.
Therein lies the problem.
We're supposed to.
But what if one of us doesn't?
Or, since Valentine's Day should be a two-way street, what if neither one does?
Or, worse yet, what about all those out there who have not yet met their special someone and Valentine's Day is but a reminder of just that? Or perhaps even worse yet, what about all those who thought they had met their soul mate, but the relationship went south on 'em recently?
Yes, Valentine's Day can be a sticky heartbreaking wicket depending on which side of Cupid's tiny arrows you happen to be on.
Truly, my heart goes out today to those for whom Cupid's quills have yet to be anything but cold-hearted darts.
So, to those who want nothing more than to take a hammer to those insipid little chalky-tasting conversation hearts or stomp on the next Whitman Sampler they see: Flowers Schmowers! Be Strong This Day!
I feel your pain. I was there more often than not in my youth.