What More Can I Say?

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Try as I will to make myself believe that Valentine’s Day is a Big Deal, I cannot do it.  I understand that it’s a holiday and that it’s based on love & friendship.  Love is good.  Friendship?  I’m all for it.  

And  I get that many people think that it’s the most romantic time of the year.  I’m happy for them.  Enjoy.  

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But to me it’s just another day in the middle of February– and a good excuse to buy a pretty bouquet of red/pink/purple flowers.  And maybe eat some expensive chocolates.  Nice things to do, but not all that compelling.  

I don’t have any specific reasons why I feel indifferent to Valentine’s Day, but I do.  So instead of pretending otherwise, I’ll just end this Valentine’s Day post with the wisdom of Eeyore.  I think that he sums up my thoughts beautifully.   

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“We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.”

~ Eeyore 

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted most days.

14 thoughts on “What More Can I Say?”

  1. Both, surely. You and Eeyore – very wise! I am supposed to hate Valentine’s Day but I never really have. It’s never been a big romantic day for me. I may or may not buy myself some chocolate.

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  2. I like it because I give little gifts to my kids. I eat chocolate almost everyday, so that part doesn’t interest me. And I wouldn’t say it is the most romantic day of the year – I don’t feel that way. I do usually get roses from my 81 year old dad – and I love that.

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  3. I think Valentine’s day is more for those who are dating. Once married, it’s not that big of a deal. Tim and I do exchange cards and occasionally he gets me flowers or chocolates, but not every year. He actually surprised me last weekend with a new ring. So any day can be Valentine’s day for us!

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    1. Beth, a new ring, eh? What’s it look like?

      I think you’re right about today being about dating–more than being about married people… who celebrate Valentine’s Day whenever they feel like it!

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  4. Margaret, you’re right, of course. It’s good for those industries that you mentioned. And that’s a wonderful thing. For them.

    philosophermouse, glad you liked my illustration. It was fun to make it. Gave me something to do for this post.

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  5. You know, I wish our culture would make Valentine’s Day more about friendship than anything else. It would be better for everyone. Don’t you think? Happy heart day, every day, my friend.

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