File Under: "Holidays" I don't like.
I was going to blog about Valentine's day but it seems I've done that already. I just read my post from last year and, yup, I feel just about the same way.
The commercials still bug me, the hearts and flowers bother me too. I think my level of bitter is dialed up a notch or two higher this year because I thought this one would be different. It's not.
For fun, I created a group on Facebook. it's called "SUCK IT, CUPID! - The Anti-Valentine's Day Group." I think I've got 14 or 15 members. Anybody can join. Actually a couple of the people who are members are partnered, they just liked the group.
CNN's website has a great article written by Roland Martin about his dislike for Valentine's Day. You can read it here. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/11/martin.valentine/index.html?iref=newssearch
Here's a guy who is married and believes that there shouldn't be one day to shower your spouse or partner with gifts and flowers. Why should February 14 be any different than other days? I like his take on it and if I were in a relationship, I'd feel the same way.
I did receive a lovely invitation for Valentine's Day. Dan and Luis are hosting dinner for the little group of friends. The invitation was sent via email and it said "Be Ours." I'm happy to be doing something that evening, thrilled that I'm spending the evening with people I love. It'll be a nice distraction and it won't be an evening of sitting home and feeling sorry for myself.
I will however, take time out of my day and listen to the song I listen to every year on that day.
"Valentine...I know you're not mine. You're somebody else's flame. But when those hearts and flowers fade, oh my darling, look my way."