Feb 1, 2012

Leaping forward

Hard to believe January 2012 is history now! Just as fast as it came it is gone. Today marks a brand new month. It is a bit more special because we are in a leap year. Let's leap forward!

The moment Christmas decorations come down, the stores pile up high on hearts and cupids, cards and roses, teddies and chocolates, all the sweet nothings which absolutely mean nothing to most of the crowd - after Feb 14th that is.

Come Feb 15th, the aisles will be screaming with rock bottom prices for the left over tokens of love. What difference a day makes! The "heart" you would have had to pay a fortune any day before the 14th, would be marked so low that no one wants it. Is that all love is about? Just a day?!

There was a time I too was caught up with these trends, but not any more. When at work everyone discussed where they were going for their Valentines dinner I would be afraid they would ask me next; not any more. After the day is over when friends show off their diamonds and rubies or the five dozen roses, I would look for the nearest exit, not any more... There have been days when a teary eyed me have made life more miserable for Israel for forgetting to buy me at least a bar of chocolate, not any more...

Am I more refined; hardly so! It's just that I understand now that these "tokens" have nothing to do with love or romance but are mere marketing gimmicks. (What? You see a halo around my head? Thank you for noticing...)

The roses and jasmines Israel & kids pluck for me from our own plants during the Spring and Summer weekends mark my Valentines days. The Toblerone chocolate he gets for me just because he saw it in the stores and thought of me, on a regular day, makes it all the more special. And I know with a bar of KitKat - especially the white ones - I can win him over any given day and don't have to wait for a marked Valentines Day!

But for those of you who look forward to the day, here's wishing you everything the day can offer and much more for the days after! Happy Valentines Month!


8 comments:

R. Ramesh said...

wow how nice to c this positive post...gr8 going buddy..and thanks for all yr encouragement..nanri nanri nanri..

kavita said...

The roses and jasmines Israel & kids pluck for me from our own plants during the Spring and Summer weekends mark my Valentines day - You said it :):)

Bikramjit said...

it does not bother me anymore , use to but not now the day had lost the meaning for me ..

for me eacd day is valentines if you are with your beloved and there is trust and happiness

what more can one want :)

Happy valentines to you toooo

Bikram's

anilkurup said...

I'm confused still. When I grew up , we never heard about Valentine and his day. Now is there an age limit to be cupid and make merry on the day of Valentine?

Sakha said...

I dont know, I forget birthdays, anniversaries and all the special days.. It doesn't mean that I don't care about them but just that I am not good with dates.

Like you, we too do not celebrate valentines day...

so happy valentines to all who celebrate ...

....Petty Witter said...

What a great post - I also believe love should be for everey day and would much prefer a small gift any other day of the year when it is not expected and is heartfelt rather than being given one on February 14th because it is what is expected.

gigihawaii said...

Hubby and I used to celebrate Valentine's Day with a special dinner out, but now we don't celebrate it all. Boring!

Amrit said...

Yes January finished fast. I really liked your post. Sorry I was so busy swamped with work and travel. Again out of town.

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