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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Don't you just love this day? I do. Hearts? Love? Right up my alley.

Although I love Valentine's Day, I know there are those who do not. I'm fairly amused by the naysayers who scowl at the mention of Valentine's Day. "Commercial," they say. "Designed to sell cards. Flowers. Candy," they mutter. "A crock," they gripe.

Hmm...

Remember when you were a kid, and a few sheets of colored paper, some crayons, scissors and glue meant you could give anyone a Valentine? Remember glitter? Sprinkling it over the glue to form hard, raised lines that were so heavy they pulled the paper askew? But that never mattered -- your creation was perfect, hard, heavy lines and all. Remember that? More importantly, do you remember how it felt to be that excited, full-hearted kid?

I say we give construction paper and crayons to the scowly-faced Valentine's Day haters, and see what happens.

Me? I love the day. Love all it stands for. And the whole card, candy, flowers, commercial, fatten-the-cash register tripe? Pfft to that!

The last I knew, it was free to turn to someone and say, "I love you."

4 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

I'm so not romantic...LOL... but your post almost makes me want to make a Valentines Day card.

:-)

Dru said...

I'm not a romantic, but I love that others are.

Happy Valentine's Day.

kara said...

what a lovely post! Happy Valentine's Day.

Anonymous said...

You go, girl! I wish I'd received one of those cards. I had to go out and buy myself a Valentine's Day pressie - a Wertheim Carpet Shampooer!
Aussie Jude