Do you need a day on the calendar that society tells you is the day to convey your feelings? I used to feel that Valentine's Day was a "Hallmark" holiday. For those of you outside the US, that means you dutifully go out and buy a card that hopefully portrays your feelings towards your significant other. I would even feel a bit resentful back in the day about it. Why can't those feelings be shown on the other 364 days of the year?
There are reminders everywhere about Valentine's Day. I was out yesterday and there were flowers at every turn. And there were men scurrying about at the last minute (but that would be today right?). I wondered something. Are they doing so to stay out of the doghouse? Are they doing so because the calendar tells them to? Are they doing so because they WANT to?
I tend to like "Just Because" days. Being surprised on a Wednesday, October 15. Those days are the special ones. But I have softened a bit. Valentine's Day is a nudge. And I suppose in our busy lives we all need a nudge now and again. And it's lovely to have someone to share February 14th with.