|Halfway through the week o' love... I read an article
the other day about Valentine's Day in general, which I can't say I disagree
with. It was written by MP Dunleavey, and it is best summed up in this
"I came to see Valentine's Day for what it is: a third-rate
marketing holiday (after Christmas and Halloween) — a cheap, commercial
parody of romance designed to foster greed and disappointment (in women)
and guilt and resentment (in men)."
Well, I can see that there is some truth in that. A lot of people, men
and women both, may feel bad if they don't have someone on the feast day
of St. Valentine. And sure, greed can arise as a result of it; it's come
to be expected for a couple to give each other something on that
day, and if one person doesn't, the other may be upset. And if you're in
a relationship on February 14th, the girl may just want material items,
and the guy may just want sex. Not to say the girl doesn't want sex, or
the guy doesn't want material items, or that this happens in ALL or MOST
relationships. But I guarantee you, in some relationships, this is just
the way it is. For those couples, they celebrate Valentine's Day as if
it's about Love, but in reality, to them it is more about sex and gifts.
It may seem like I'm being very negative about the holiday, so let me just
say this: Generally speaking, Valentine's Day has the potential to be a
very happy and romantic day for any couple. However, I think it'd be so
much more special to have a very happy and romantic day just on a whim,
no national love holiday needed. Then again, I'm a lover of spontaneity,
and it's only logical to think that I'd rather have a surprise romantic
date than an expected one. More on love and life tomorrow.
||Image of the Day
Okay, okay, I know it's a lacking picture today, but hey, it's love
week, and the heart shaped light through the clouds is kinda cool.
Well, I guess it'd be cool to actually see it, although the picture isn't
really doing much for me. Plus, it fits with my whole "love is in the err"
Love Quote the Day - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
"Love looks not with the eyes, but with