Valentine’s Day

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is once a year. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating your love that day, I suppose, though it always felt a bit tacky (and definitely overpriced). But if you love a person, you should tell them all the time. You should speak the words. You should leave little notes by the door. You should buy roses. You should hold hands when walking from the bus. You should go for walks together when the weather is nice. You should leave the light on, and shovel the snow. You should hide cards under her pillow. Remember to buy chips, even though candy is clearly superior. Steal hugs in the middle of the night. Come back to bed for more naps, even though you aren’t good at napping. Friday night dates.

If you love a person, love them every day. Make sure they know.

January 25th, 2012 8:45 AM

I’m not a huge fan of the day either – it’s Jessica’s birthday.

Though the ready access to decent chcolate that the holiday provides is appreciated, I’m not really thrilled with “Happy Valentine’s Day” as a greeting (as you know if you’ve read Chapter 2 of Just Keep Knitting).

You are completely right. Love is for every day, not to be saved up for some “special occasion”.

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