Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Funny Valentine...

Isn't it funny how things change in life? Take holidays, or more specifically, Valentine's Day. School-age Valentine's Day was all about crafting that construction paper box or paper bag to perfection in order to receive those much anticipated valentines (and possibly a heart shaped sucker) from classmates. The tween and teen years was all about receiving that Student Council sponsored carnation sale flower from someone unknown and letting your imagination run wild, Flash forward through 20's, 30's, 40's which brings me to the 50's...spouse absent for most of the day (baseball season y'all!), take out Chinese food, a bit of telly (sports of course) and the hubby calls it a night. I on the other hand, stay up a bit longer as I've got the day off thanks to President Washinton and Lincoln (YES!!!). Although this may sound terribly unromantic to some, there is a certain comfort in knowing that love isn't defined by a "mandated" day of love, nor the pressure to perform and produce the perfect, romantic gift. Love after all these years, can just "be".

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