3 comments on “Valentine’s Day

  1. …In addition, it helps to remind yourself that these “oh so in love with love for the sake of the love of love” semi-perfect couples around Valentines Day are likely the same semi-perfect couples who had a blow up just last week, or last month or whenever…

    I always get the same feeling from the speeches made by the Oscar winners. After being married 20 years, I also feel that a person can (must?) be complete as a single.

  2. I’ve always enjoyed Valentines Day. Yeah, I know that it’s a made up holiday, but so is pretty much every other holiday.

    Last year, I had a very bittersweet Valentines Day. I spent it with a person that I truly loved, who was unable/unwilling to feel the same. She HATED Valentines Day, and while she told me that it was because it was a contrived holiday, deep down I know it was because she’d never had a good man in her life. It hurt me to know that……….it hurt me more knowing that I wasn’t the person she wanted to be with.

    Despite that, I wanted to make her feel special, so I drove to see her, only to find a disaster at her house. Her ceiling had caved in, due to her upstairs neighbor fooling with the plumbing in the house. As a result, she had sewage all over her floor, her furniture, her clothes.

    I did what any guy would do to show their love. I cleaned everything, mopped the floors with bleach, cleaned the furniture, and paid to launder and clean all of her clothes. We then went to the local all you can eat sushi bar and drowned out our sorrows (and the smell of bleach) with dragon rolls, and spicy tuna.

    I’m sorry I wasn’t the right person for her, perhaps no one is. I’ll never know. What I DO know, however, is for that one weekend, she knew that she was loved.

    For me, THAT’S what V-day is all about.

  3. Bob, as Rupaul phrased: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you going to be able to love anybody else.”

    Natural, you my dear, are a giant of heart among men, I tell you! That is indeed one of the most gracious examples of love.

    May I be so endeared by the Fates to once again be loved that fully (Natural) and that long (Bob).

    Happy Valentine’s Day, gents.

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