HUZZAH!! I’m back in full swing, laptop is fixed and back to running speed so maybe i can get this every day thing under way. Pictures of my growing head shall resume tomorrow as my camera is completely dead. It has grown a lot though, it’s so soft and fuzzy now. It’s just like have a bunch of baby ducks up there, except for the quacking and pooping.
Baby ducks also make a wonderful segue into what I wanted to talk about today as they give me a warm, soft feeling in my insides, just like that wonderful concept that today is connected with, yes I’m talking about bachelorhood. Wait, I mean love, ya that’s it.
So I’ll just come out and say it, I don’t agree with Valentines Day. Sure in the past if I’ve been with someone on Valentines Day I played the role and did what was expected, flowers, chocolate, and all that jazz, but I never bought into it. This won’t be an angry rant against it either though, I mean it is a nice idea, setting aside a day for the person you care about. The thing is, I don’t think Valentines Day should be today, or any specific day for that matter. It irks me to think that if I do what I’m supposed to today for the most part I’m off the hook for the rest of the year. That is the connotation connected with Valentine’s day, and frankly that is wrong.
Valentines Day is all about love right, but love isn’t a day or time, it can’t be regulated and dolled out at certain intervals. Nor is love flowers, chocolates and cards. It isn’t in a nice package filled with flowery statements.
Love is in us, it is being able to have the utmost contempt for someone while having the highest adoration of them at the same time. It is not needing to ask why, because you already know. It is in the smallest of our actions, not the largest. I don’t take someone to a fancy dinner to show I love them, I show them by holding onto their scarf cause it smells like them, or by remembering that they prefer soy milk in their latte. And the biggest part of love is that it is spontaneous, that we do the things we do for each other just because they are them.
I guess when you boil down to it my main beef with Valentines Day is that it is just one day, and that it tries to give reason to something that does fine without any reason at all. And now to leave you with a bad math pun.