There are two sets of people- who believe in Valentine’s Day and those who actually find this ‘over-the-top’ display of love ridiculous to the core of their heart. Though there are many people who experience this feeling of euphoria, on this day but there are still a few who find it bizarre. I wish, I could be infected with this overly exciting V-day syndrome, but I don’t perceive myself to be a part of the same, to that extent. It’s not that I have anything against it rather I want to celebrate love every single day of my life! It’s just that my expectations out of ‘being in love’ cannot be restricted to any special day. I had always thought why do I need to step out, and celebrate love just because there is a day assigned for that? Especially, when restaurants are overbooked and swarmed with lovey-dovey couples, shopping malls are more keen on the public display of affection than the couples themselves, and don’t even talk about those heart shaped balloons that are found in every nook and corner of the city on this day! I am more than happy to be with my special one in a private set up where there is no humdrum of bizarre V-day celebrations!
Sometimes it dawns on me that there is another set of people- those who fantasize about getting involved but just cannot put their guts together to be a part of it!
However, I believe valentine love is 365 days, and that’s how I would like to keep it! Yes, I know, there’s a little bit of ‘Mills and Boon’ perspective here but being a Libran, I have a full right to be in my dreamy world! ☺
I don’t care about this date, per se, but that doesn’t mean I don’t believe in love or the celebration of love. It’s just that I am not a ‘play by rules sort of a person’. Despite this, yesterday, I stepped out to buy a Valentine’s Day gift, and it was for my brother from his girlfriend who is not based out of India and she thought I have a better taste and sense of gifting, so, she assigned me the job. As I walked from the store to store searching for a perfect gift for my brother (from his girlfriend, of course), a thought crossed my mind that I have never been through this drill to this extent, especially, because it’s a valentine’s day!
There is another irony about this special occasion – not everyone but may be a few couples put their pretentious faces especially for V-day because they are meant to behave in certain fashion or post pictures on the social media. I still look at it positively because had it been not for this day, another day would have passed for them thinking they cannot be in love. Maybe, this day might have changed something for them. Amen!
Being a hopeless romantic (this is another Libran trait), I believe, I am so full of life and love that I don’t need any special day to feel like that. I don’t consciously participate and neither am I an anti-V-day person but the irony is I did get involved!
And, maybe on this special day, in an overly excited state of mind, I might end up with a bouquet of red roses in my hands, having a candle light dinner at some swanky restaurant which is full of excited couples! LOL!!! (Never say never, right?)
P.S. I don’t like red roses, any colour will do, but not red!! 😉
Until Next time, lots of love and Happy Valentine’s Day to all my lovely readers!!