Valentine’s Day

Flowers, chocolate, cards and other gifts is what it is all about today.  I know several people that are not in a relationship.  As this day approaches, they act as though it is the end of the world.

They complain, “I don’t have anyone.” There seems to be this attitude that, “if I’m not in a relationship then I am no one.”

As disposable as we as Americans are, love is cheap, we are out of a relationship today and into another tomorrow.  We have made love a disposable commodity.  We have become a society that is more in love with the idea of being in love than actually being in love.

Especially, Feb 14th, Valentines Day.  Because that is what the jewelry store commercials and Hallmark tell us, that we have be with someone, we have to buy junk.

Do we even know what the day is about? No.. for my readers here is a little history research.

Where did the famous symbol of the heart come from?

They quote came from Wikipedia.

Specific suggestions include: the shape of the seed of the silphium plant, used in ancient times as an herbal contraceptive, and stylized depictions of features of the human female body, such as the female’s buttocks, pubic mound, or spread vulva.

If you are by yourself enjoy it, enjoy the time with yourself.  If you are with someone enjoy that.  But don’t let advertisers make you think you are less than valuable because you are “alone” because you haven’t found that “someone special.”


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