Take Me Somewhere Else
Whether you like it or not, love is about to be regurgitated in your face this Friday. There’s no way any of us can stop it or slow it down. All we can do is either embrace it, or stay off the internet the entire day. Those are really the only two choices. I seriously tried thinking of a third option and I couldn’t come up with one.
I’ve been really lucky in the love department. I can’t remember any Valentine’s Day that I didn’t have a valentine to swoon over. And, for the past 16 Valentine’s Days, I have been graciously rewarded with the same valentine. After the first ten Valentine’s Days…we ran out of romantic and loving ideas to celebrate the day. In all honesty, it’s just another day in the House O’ Chuck (and Tim…it’s his house too.)
So we started a new tradition. Every year, we’ve put up a Christmas tree for two weeks then take it all down to sit in the closet under the stairs for another 50 weeks until it’s Christmas time again. Not this year! We took the Christmas decorations off the tree and hung up Valentine’s Day decorations. In reality, the Christmas tree is no longer the “Christmas” tree…but the “Holiday” tree.
And that’s how we’ll celebrate our day of love. Even though we celebrate love every day. Those who don’t happen to have a Valentine this year tend to focus more on the not having a love aspect when, in fact, they do have love. Just not the kind that actually wants to MAKE love. I’m not sure who designated February 14 as “got to fuck someone day”. If you don’t have a Valentine, maybe you can focus on people who love you, and whom you love in return. Your parents, your kids, your neighbors, me, the guy who takes your money on the toll bridge. Or focus on things you love like chocolate (since there’s tons of that everywhere you look) or watching tv, or how about cuddling up with your dog or cat? They could use a Valentine too.
However your day goes this year, Happy Valentine’s Day to one and all. Love is in the air…go outside and grab yourself a lung full of it.