I know February 14th conjures up all kinds of emotions for folks. From absolute hatred to sheer delight. There are some who will opine about the commercialism of it all. Others will lament that love ought to be celebrated every day and still others just don't get it at all. I concur that they are ALL RIGHT! But so what?
My experience of Valentine's Day is commercial, and corny and sappy and emotion filled and celebrated everyday! See I have come to know that I get to have the experience of the day any way that I want. St. Valentine's Day is special to me. It has always been so. Even before my marriage, and even after it's demise. I love the energy of this day. I love going out and seeing men sweating to find a dozen roses. I love being in the pharmacy and some young man asks me if I like the card he picked for his mother.
The day is about taking a breath and exhaling LOVE! It is thinking of someone far and dear. Yes we can certainly do that any day of the week in any month. That's not the point. The point is as I see it, we just pause and extend ourselves all at once. One big collective I LOVE YOU! Surely that changes the world even if for that one day. And that is why this day is so special to me. It has far reaching effects. Many are focused on this day whether joyously or not they can't help but whisper, speak, rattle-off, smirk, sing LOVE! That's it! A collective love thought going around the world.
Enjoy the day. Let it be for you whatever your heart desires. LET LOVE RULE!
Michael Henderson & Jean Carn "Valentine Love"
This is one of MY FAVORITE SONGS EVER!