Let's talk about how much we all hate Valentine's day! I know I'm not the only one!
Really hate it now. It's a consumerist parade hyped by candy and greeting card companies to try to thrift shame us into spending the GDP of a Sub Saharan African Country in order to prove that we love those close to us. Right now, I don't feel like loving anything at all in the first place, making the false cuteness and superficial expressions of sugary Twitter feel like battery acid, unbearably loathesome Santorum, the lot of it.
I hate all that crap. I like to make my own mind up apart from maybe birthdays. a tradition to me is just an excuse to do bad things. what other times of the year do you saw fir trees down to stick them indoors just to throw away two weeks later or have an overpowering urge to eat turkeys? what about bullfighting and worse? I never wanted Easter eggs as I knew that there was a lot more chocolate in a bar and it was cheaper.
I hate it for a completely different set of reasons. Being a Chef (35 year career) February 14 looks like this to me...
This once a year false pretense of romance has been hijacked by capitalists and opportunists for self enrichment. How many television ads will we see about buying a love interest chocolate diamonds on valentines day? Truth be told when I am in love I want to celebrate her life everyday through gestures both large and small. But its the same for most Holidays now. The original intent has been repurposed.
Meh. It's a day for couples, if they want to mark it. I am single, unattached. Mardi gras moves on the calendar from year to year, and this year? It is Feb. 13th. So what? You say? That makes Feb. 14th Ash Wednesday. Bwahhaha! Observant Catholics, of which there are many here in South Louisiana, are supposed to be somber, repentant, and wearing ash on their foreheads. Not exactly conducive to sexy romance. Awkward!
I will say even when I have been in relationships, no one has ever given me a valentines gift ever No flowers or anything. Do I feel lonely on Valentines day? no.
I think that you can give flowers and candy and tell your loved one how much they mean to you any day and everyday anyway.Don't think you need just one day for it.