But Hallmark holidays bring out the cynic in me - I strongly dislike the implication that I need to "prove" my love by the purchase of the right card, the right gift, the right box of chocolates, or the right flowers. I also dislike greeting cards in general - why do I need someone at Hallmark to put words in my mouth? I don't need your pre-packaged feelings, I'm perfectly capable of expressing my feelings in my own words whenever I choose to do so.
Before I end my rant, please look at Valentine Dilemma for a good laugh.
I don't enjoy being cynical, so let's end on a bright note. Sam Cooke's "Cupid" is one of the most beautiful songs I know, and is perfect for today.
Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow goHappy Valentine's Day!
Straight to my lover's heart for me, for me