♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥Today is Valentine's Day - yeeha and big whoop.
I don't mean to be a Negative Nelly but I just don't think it's quite fair for those of us who don't have a significant other to be subjected to a day that is all about love and romance and chocolate and flowers and cards and cute stuffed animals and diamond jewelry and romantic dinners and ... and ... talk about being made to feel even worse about one's status when it comes to the lack of any sort of a romantic relationship ... yeesh! Perhaps I should take a stand similar to those of the people who are offended at hearing Christmas songs and say that I am offended by hearing all about love!
Ah, but even though I'm not in love, I do love love so I can't really rail against it and wish it away, now can I? I love a good romance novel, a good love song, a good mushy movie, a good kiss that makes your toes tingle and your knees weak, and happy endings all around in spite of this gruff and grumpy exterior! So ... I'm not going to boycott Valentine's Day like our dear Queen Mimi who has fresh memories of better Valentine's Days than this year's but who also wrote a beautiful post entitled "What I Know About Love"; I'm not going to begrudge anyone a single flower blossom, bite of chocolate, or romantic card; I'm not going to sit home and wonder why I'm sitting home alone; and I'm not going to hide under the covers until the day goes away.
Instead I'm going to be happy for, and perhaps a bit envious of, those who have a love to share the day with; I'm going to go right on believing that love will find me one day and it will do more than stay and visit for awhile; and I'm going to share one of my very favorite songs from one of my very favorite movies with you ... from Moulin Rouge, Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman singing "Come What May" -
May everyone have a happy Valentine's Day - come what may in your own lives!
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