How did Valentine's Day go for you? Did you wake up this morning feeling grateful and loved? Disappointed or shattered? Or totally indifferent to the whole valentine set-up? It's an easy day to love or hate. If you have someone special in your life, it can be a fun day but if you're alone, and don't want to be, it can be painful. And, if you like being on a soap-box, it makes for a good rant. There's lots to say about commercializing affairs of the heart and pressuring people to display their feelings.
Then there is the very uncomfortable position of no longer loving someone but feeling the need to fulfill expectations. You celebrate the day but your heart isn't in it. How sharp the falsehood feels on Valentine's Day.
Hopefully, this was not your day, but if it was, here's a bit of sympathy. Because the heart does want what the heart wants no matter how one manipulates it. So, for you pretenders, here's a small poem.
As fire chokes
and sweetness burns,
as the page yellows
and the sky grays,
so too our love,
and we must