Valentine’s Dayay


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Love- does it have to be so intimidating?

So it’s Valentine’s day.

Celebration consisted of sleeping in and going for a run and eating a whole bag of dark side Skittles in one sitting whilst doing homework. It doesn’t sound like much but I also got to spend the whole day with the Curmudgeonly Lion so it still counts.

You know, Valentine’s day gets a lot of bad wind from people who think it’s overrated and people who think it needs to be a big deal and people who resent it because they don’t have someone to celebrate it with. I’ve been in most of these categories throughout the course of my life, but now I’m beginning to think that I’ve been going about it the wrong way. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about getting stuff or doing stuff and it doesn’t have to be about romance the roses-and-candles way: Valentine’s Day can just be about recognizing what you’ve got. For me that is a husband who makes dinner for me (seriously, every night that we eat together it is something that he’s made) and who is still here even after three and a half semesters of tears, stress, and lonely night’s and weekends while I feed every moment of my time and energy to the grad school monster.

It may not be roses, but it’s certainly love.

If I can recognize it in its natural state, why dress it up with a lot of extra work and expectation. Maybe it’s ok for love to just be love and not need it to be some kind of romance ritual.

Besides, tomorrow it’s the real holiday: the day that all the chocolate goes on sale.

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~ by Gwydhar Gebien on February 14, 2015.

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