With a passion!
And I’m NOT alone! To be fair, I struggle with any and all days that prompt me or obligate me to act or to do something on a particular day, Including Christmas, I have Turkey all year round and I’ve had duck on Thanksgiving.
Somewhere today someone is being pressured to do something for their significant other. Somewhere tonight there will be tears and resentment,separation and possibly divorce,because of this day. The other three hundred sixty four days is meaningless.
I am a romantic man. I rarely miss a birthday and throughout the years I have bought flowers, gifts, (Diamonds) just because.
Throughout the years I have been pressured, by friends, colleagues to participate in this manufactured holiday. I have stood in long lines on V-day, at a drug store with other sad sacks, buying whatever that was available so there would be some semblance of peace when I got home.
For years, a friend worked overtime, he bought nothing for himself, to buy his wife a New Mercedes SUV for her birthday. Three weeks later, she was outraged! She said, she was the only woman in her section who did not get anything on V-Day! The couple fought for a week.
For those who love V-day carry on. For me participating on this day is disingenuous and I will not participate. There are some who might say. This day symbolizes love and a gift is merely an extension of that love you have for the that special person in your life.
If V-Day, is the only day my love and affection has value? Bye Felicia!