Valentine’s Day: the day made by the greeting card industry and the chocolate cartel. And there is nothing wrong with that, after all we do live in a capitalist country and bow down to the almighty buck. But it doesn’t much have to do with love, does it?
I am not going to write a cynical diatribe here nor am I going to write about the history of the day or the lore, that is not my intent. I don't much care one way or another about February 14th, because I am not much of a romantic. But I do like to use this day to tell people I love that I love them. Because for me, this isn't about erotic love, but rather how I feel when I think about my friends, my family that I was born into and the one I made.
As we go through our days, we say, "I love you," to our partners, and to our kids, but then we go to work, we go shopping, we do laundry and vacuum, we try to fit some exercise in, cook, sleep. Who has the time to connect with people when we are running as fast as we can just to stay in one place?
That's where Valentine's Day comes in. A day for love and lovers you say? Maybe. But definitely a day of saying, "I love you," to as many people as you love.
Thank you for reading my article, dear reader. I love you!