Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Many Splendored Thing

Even the rooftop of Wild Thyme has been struck by Cupid's arrow! It's a good thing. As I've said before, I love Valentine's Day. My husband proposed to me on Valentine's Day, so I'm particularly sentimental. I love every hokey, over-the-top, shameless bit of it. (And the chocolates aren't bad, either.)

I know, you don't have to tell me, I've heard it all before: Valentine's Day is just a promotion created by Hallmark and we should know better than to join in. Moreover, every day should be Valentine's Day, and we don't need society telling us when to express our love. Please! It's like saying not to watch the Superbowl because you're a football fan all season.

So, my fellow romantics, here's to making such huge, lovesick fools of ourselves today even Nicholas Sparks would tell us to cool it. Here's to giving our children a reason to shake their heads at us and say, "gross." Here's to dozens of overpriced roses and countless recitations of sonnets. Here's to smooth jazz and aftershave. To champagne and caviar. To short skirts and long nights. To rekindling fires and stirring flames. And if you find yourself without a special Valentine this year, here's to realizing that Cupid is a sneaky little bugger who thrills at the idea of catching you off guard.

So here's to being off guard. And open. And when you reach into that little box of Sweethearts candies, here's to getting the one that says True Love.

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all.

9 comments:

Mister Earl said...

Stunning. I brought my mom some flowers today and she said, "Your father always used to point out that Valentine's Day is really a Christian holiday." I joked, "Oh, he probably said that so he wouldn't have to get you anything."

Happy Valentine's Day to you Laurie and to all the nice bloggers and blogettes and posters and commenters in the whole wide world.

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Dixie Jane said...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.....Happy Valentine's Day to my girl, Laurie. I love all the sweet, sentiments and I love it that there is one day set aside whereas we can be as mushy as we please. Thanks, Mister Earl for the Beatle song and it is so appropos. And Happy Valentine's to you!

Judy Williams said...

As I sit here in the airport in my red sweater,waiting to board a plane bound for the Big Apple, I'm grinning after reading your post. I left my. Chocolates in a drawer so no one would steal them while I'm away. I plan on sending some love texs to my sweetie along the way. Happy Love Day everyone

Sharon said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I hope a big box of chocolates awaits you.

Virginia said...

All this hopeless romantic has to say is, "Ain't love grand!" and.........hope springs eternal! :)
V

TheChieftess said...

Well...we've settled into the bah humbug of Valentine's...after many years of going to dinner on V day and having to wait for an hour or two, then have bad service and a sub standard meal from normally fab restaurants, we threw in the towel!!! Instead, we celebrate by going out to dinner the night before or the night after...give and get cards and call it a night!!! Actually, my poor hubby is faced with our Anniversary, my birthday and Christmas all within a period of about 6 weeks...so by February, we're still recouping!!! Although...we are planning on going to see the movie Valentine's Day tonight...the late showing, when all good worker bees are already asleep!!!

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone! Hope all of you had a snuggly/happy Valentine's Day. Until tomorrow...

Pasadena Adjacent said...

not us

Mr V and I ended up after dark with a pizza, in a Park, in San Pedro. Long story. We still like each other.

Gunn said...

LOVE it!