Thursday, February 12, 2004
But will you still love me tomorrow?
Valentine's Day pressure starts in grade school when you exchange cards with your classmates. That may be one of the first times we begin to think that life will give us back as much as we put into it. I remember equating my entire worth as a person by how many cards I got back. Teenage girls have come to expect as much from their boyfriends as adult women do. Half the fun is telling your girlfriends what you got and how he surprised you with it. His romance potential is measured, gauged, and calculated from whatever he does or doesn't do on this day of all days. It doesn't matter how he treats you the rest of the year, but by God, he better do it right today! He seemed like a wonderful guy. He called her whenever he was away on a business trip and sung love songs to her over the phone. He stayed up all night with her when she was sick, and he went to school with her kid on Father and Daughter Day even though he isn't her father, BUT... he didn't send her flowers on Valentine's Day! Who really benefits from Valentine's Day? Who even thought of it? Hallmark? 1-800 FLOWERS? Zale's Diamonds? Whitman's Chocolates? And don't forget to buy cards, flowers, and candy to give to your mother, father, children, and friends. "Say it with flowers!" "Say it with diamonds!" Geeze! Just SAY IT already! Remember that love is a lot more than what you get on Valentines Day. Getting flowers doesnt prove that youre loved. And getting no flowers doesnt mean that youre not.