Valentine’s Day, full of expectations, hopes, perhaps even joy. The hope, more than anything, that this one person you really would like to be with might respond to a card, a message or even send you one.
And probably, at the end of the day, filled with lost dreams and disappointment too. I wonder why we put so much worth into such events, and do we really need a special day to tell someone that we love them, that we care, that we are interested in them? Do we really need a Mother’s Day or anything similar?
Having quickly scrolled through the countless Tweets on Twitter over the last couple days, it strikes me that many people put far too much worth into this one day of the year, that they almost expect their whole life to change for the better, that this one special person really will come into their lives or play a greater role in it.
But why? What is it that makes this one day so special, so filled with hopes and dreams of a brighter, loving future? And has the whole thing lost the original idea? I mean, today is one of those days that certain manufacturers look forward to in order to add to their bottom line: chocolate and flowers are the main things, of course, but it has expanded into almost every branch you can imagine, and I’m not just thinking about lingerie and certain types of toys which will really show someone what you think of them!
Perhaps it is one of those days when the shy people can come into their own, can send out anonymous messages and cards to people they know and hope that they’ll be recognized, hope that there will be some sort of positive feedback. You take a chance, send a message, and then just wait. And waiting can be a long process, as can the acceptance that the other person, whoever it may be, either doesn’t have the same feelings for you or, more likely, has no idea who could have made that move towards them.
I find it amusing more than anything, and saddening. Don’t get me wrong, in High School I really looked forward to Valentine’s, just in case. In a way I still do, but now, with my advancing years, I know not to put too much hope into it and, as you know, I’m pretty much settled down at the moment so anything else would be much more than a surprise!
Is there anything that I would like to have received as a gift? Perhaps a few years ago, but not so much now. Now I am content with our togetherness, with the little surprises which appear almost every single day. Valentine’s has lost much of its meaning – in the love sense – and is simply another day in the week, another day in the year.
But some people certainly do have interesting ideas, even if they don’t exactly appeal to everyone else!
Love & Kisses, Viki.