Valentine’s Day raises its ugly head again this weekend. Ugly, because it really has become such a shallow, meaningless day. I think it probably makes more people unhappy than any other day. It is such a hollow day of “haves and have nots”.
As a teenager, my girlfriends and I would send each other cards, and of course cards to one or two boys we worshipped from afar. Sometimes, we would paint lipstick on our lips and kiss the envelopes thinking we were so outrageous. I imagine that by the time they arrived through the post the lipstick would have been a messy blob of colour, if that!
Mr FD and I have never really been into Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t the huge thing it is now, when we were first married, last century. Now, well, as Mr FD once explained, he doesn’t like to always do the “expected” and would rather give his tokens at a time of his choosing. Me too.
Next month we will celebrate anniversary number 38, so something must be keeping us together besides chocolate and flowers!
So, if you have no one to celebrate Valentine’s Day with this year, don’t be depressed. Quality is more important than quantity, and any rat can buy a bunch of flowers – and often does!