What's Love Got to Do With it?
Now that that
blasted occation is done and over with, I can finally breathe again and get on
with my life.
I think my view
of Valentine's day mirrors Charlie Brown's feelings towards Christmas,
when he said "I know nobody likes
me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?" I'm sure
most likely I'll think differently about this day when I start dating
again, but as it stands now, the day sucks. It reminds me, in such a
/loving/ way that I'm single and though I'm usually fine with that
through the rest of the year, on Feburary 14th, I am alone.
I suppose I should be grateful I don't live in some places like Japan,
where if you /are/ given a gift on Valentine's Day, a month later you
must return the favour on White day, but the return gift as to be ten
times the price (I think, I forget the exact exchange). Yes, I am
But, why does there have to be a Valentine's Day? We all know it was
the card and flower companies' idea to get more money. Shouldn't we
show our love to those who we care about all year 'round? I guess that
would be too simple or too logical. We must have a special day on the
calender to devote time to each other.
How very sad.
The word 'love' has seemed to lost meaning in today's society. People
say that they love chocolate, or a song, or a television show. But most
importantly, they love their boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse and will stay
true until the end of their days.... or until someone better comes
Yes, I know that was a horrible thing to say, but then why is the
divorce rate rising? Why is it that 1 out of 3 marriages end in divorce
and Common Law relationships are on the rise? Why? If you ask Common
Law partners why they didn't get married, the most common answer will
be it's cheaper and it's easier to move in together.
But, deep down inside, I believe that the reason Common Law
relationships are more popular than before is because they are easier
to get out of if the relationship goes belly up. Since there's no
wedding and no vows are broken, it's all good. Bring on the next
Love is in a sad state these days and in our throw-away society, why
not add it to the pile? Love is expendable, so toss it away like
yesterday's garbage. It's not worth it.
For those of you who haven't seen the romantic comedy 'Love Actually',
the movie shows different vignettes of relationships and how love is
everywhere. But really, movie should say that it's about people's view
of love, for one story, all one guy wants is sex. One can have sex
without feeling any love for their partner. That is not love, that's
called lust; there's a difference, but sadly most people don't know of
I know there is real love out there, I've seen it. Sure, it isn't the
storybook love, or love at first sight, but it's there. Just have to
really look for it.
Gee, I guess I am glad I am single. I'll just have to patiently wait
for the real thing to come along and send me to cloud nine.