you can't really escape valentine's day, whether you love it or hate it... so why not like it?
after spending years of refuting this day, i have finally realized that it's only about romantic ideals if i make it that way. and if i make it that way, i'm supporting the notion that romance is the reason to avoid it or celebrate it and contributing to the reason i don't like it in the first place.
...just to clarify i have been opposed to the idea of valentine's day whether or not i have been in a relationship. i think the reasons why are fairly obvious. but mainly i thought it was discriminatory, overly commercial and full of expectations. but every year my parents have sent me a valentine and it wasn't until this weekend that i realized they've been trying to tell me this all long...
so today i'm celebrating all kinds of love. and spreading as much love as i can. i still think it's a silly holiday but i want to focus on the fact that i am thankful to have love in my life. i am lucky.
thank you to all my friends and family.
|old man's valentine|
|valentine's at trinity bellwods|