Today is Valentine’s day. Actually I don’t celebrate it. As I believe we don’t need one special day to express how we care about our loved ones. Above all Valentine’s day has been too exploited as a commercial event the past years to my opinion. What do people do on this day? Les gens amoureux (people in love) give their precious gifts like Cards, Chocolates and Flowers (if it possible Red Roses).
This morning my daughter woke up very excitedly. She handed my husband a card and gave me a box of chocolate (see pic) during breakfast. It was touchy, how she has kept it a secret for us two.
It is his fault
Valentine’s day is mostly celebrated by people who are in love. Or by those so called secrets admirers. The ones who don’t dare (or are afraid of rejection) to declare their feeling to the one they fall in love with. In my whole life I received 2 cards of a secret admirer when I was in college. Well, the admirer wasn’t that secret cause I had an idea who he was. But since he didn’t claim it was him who sent me those cards, I didn’t react. Imagine how embarrassing for me it could be if it wasn’t him after all? For all this unanswered love you can blame Cupid. He is the one who just points his arrow through one’s heart without considering of direction is right. He doesn’t care whether the love would be replied in return. Cupid on the pic below is a collection of Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
Not only for lovers
Today I have learned in a real life that Valentine’s day is not only for lovers. It gave me a warm feeling to accept the gift from my daughter this morning. She has chosen today to express her love to us, her parents, more than any other days. Thanks G, we love you, unconditionally.
To all who celebrate: Happy Valentine’s Day! To those secret admirers out there here’s Chet Baker’s moody ‘My Funny Valentine’ for you. May you’ll find your Valentine soon.