Happy Valentine's Day!
You might take that greeting any way you want... but you know V-Day is special. I've seen how a lot of people try to downplay V-Day as just another ordinary day, well they are correct in a sense that the sun will rise as usual, it will set as scheduled, it won't snow in the Philippines on February 14, Haley's comet won't make a reappearance all of a sudden. In that sense, they have a point.
They also have a point in saying that "everyday should be a Valentine's Day, you should show your love to your special someone as if it's Valentine's everyday". Well again, point taken. But what they fail to see is Valentine's is like the other holidays : they are supposed to commemorate something, even for one day.
So what's next? Let's see...
- "Everyday should be Christmas Day, remember Christ's birth, have a big celebration with family, and give gifts to everyone."
- "Everyday should be New Year! Treat each day as a new beginning! Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!"
- "Everyday should be Labor Day! Fight for your rights against those capitalist pigs every single effin' day and be unproductive!"
- "Everyday is Independence Day! We live free. We ARE free! Let's watch that Will Smith movie!"
You see, Valentine's is just like a holiday. But we're not celebrating heroes or tragedies or monumental events. If anything, we are celebrating love. For some, it might be the perfect time to confess love to their object of affection. For others, it just might be the right moment to propose to their girlfriends. Or maybe some shy-types can finally have a reason to muster all the courage in asking their crush out for a date. Or for couples who are too busy, V-Day could be the perfect reason to get away from it all, spend some quality time together, and SPEND good money for each other. If you can afford spending a lot for your romantic gestures everyday, then good for you. But otherwise, maybe Valentine's is what you're waiting for, that time of the year when expenses could be justified even if they are unreasonable (it ranks up there with Christmas and birthdays).
You may be single, you may be broken-hearted. I understand the bitterness and apathy. You may be married, you may be in a relationship. Then all the better. We all have our reasons in viewing Valentine's, but we all know this day is special. It's undeniable, no matter how people try to dismiss it as "just another day". Life is never too mushy. It's okay to be corny from time to time. And it's definitely okay to be in love.
Enjoy Valentine's, everyone! =)
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