Happy Valentine's Day!
Ahh, the day of love. My daughter awoke and declared, "I hate Valentine's Day"! She would. She does not have a special someone in her life. I think the emphasis on that special someone is a bit insensitive for the millions upon millions who are not with a significant other. I know Hallmark has made a valiant effort to include everyone: moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces... (dogs, cats --just kidding)..as a way of easing the distress of those who do not have someone special.
It's not the same. Even my seventeen year old daughter knows that! Chocolate covered strawberries, her favorite meal and a card from me is not going to take away the sting of not having a boyfriend on this Valentine's Day.
We never know when Cupid's arrow is going to pierce our heart. The surprise of it is just as intoxicating as the "falling in love". It's not in our control. Be patient my dear daughter.
Whether we are gazing into the eyes of a new lover, or one we have loved for sixty years, it is the love that is important and the remembrance. It really isn't just about a partner, spouse, or lover. Maybe Hallmark is right: Valentine's Day morphing into a Day of Love for everyone is perfect. It's a time to express how we feel about the people we love in our life.
Some love quotes for you~
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." ~ Aristotle
"Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age." ~Anais Nin
"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."
~Zora Neale Hurston
"Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays, clutch it and it darts away."
And one of my favorite poets on love - Hafiz (c. 1320-1389)
A hole in a flute
That the Christ's breath moves through-
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