"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
hehe, actually technically it's now happy STI (I for infection!)
Aw, not to be a contrarian, I feel like I am a romantic to the core, but I have always disliked Valentine's Day. It offended my sense of true romance at 14 and I've never recovered *tiny violins* (I'm completely serious though, lol.) If anyone ever gave me a token on that day I was always disdainful and it was hard to hide :/. It feels contrived, prescribed, showy and unimaginative. It's not personal and seems devoid of real feeling. Therefore not romantic to me.
I don't make a huge deal out of objecting to it though. This is probably the only rant I will even have about it this year It's certainly sweet any time someone wants to express their feelings to you, regardless of the day, so I try and think of it in that way now.
Aw, not to be a contrarian, I feel like I am a romantic to the core, but I have always disliked Valentine's Day. It offended my sense of true romance at 14 and I've never recovered *tiny violins* (I'm completely serious though, lol.)
This sums up my feelings about Valentine's Day in a way I couldn't muster in my own post. The obligatory nature of the whole affair sort of undermines any feeling of true romance.
Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
hmm, it does feel like obligation to me. I am the kind of person who is very affectionate and dotes on my partner too.
e.g. Tell someone who is really into it that you aren't into it and watch them die a little inside. Why? As near as I can figure it's because everyone else is doing it and how awful if you didn't do it too. That is how it has felt to me on those occasions.
I think a sense of real occasion is lovely as well. There is no meaning behind this for me and it's because I am very romantic and sentimental. Anyway, it's just different strokes. It comes from a place of deep feeling rather than no feeling.