Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day!
Once a year, in honor of St. Valentine, we shower our respected loved ones with flower, cards, and candy to express how we feel about them. The question I have is Why? Why do we need a special day set aside for this? The history of this Holiday is vague at best, but like many of our current dogmatic observances it began with the Catholic Church. According to Wikipedia, there were several different Saint Valentines who were named Martyrs by the Church and Pope Gelasius I made it a Holiday in 486 A.D. And then some other douche Pope deleted it from the Roman Calendar of Saints in 1969. I don't know why. The history went on & on and, honestly, I wasn't interested enough to keep reading. But, I go back to my question, Why is it necessary for the Catholic Church to force a Holiday on us to do something we are supposed to be doing in the first place?
Aren't we supposed to tell the people we love how much they mean to us on a regular basis? If my significant other only tells me once a year that he loves me, he will cease to be significant. And if he has to bribe my affection with sugar that instantly goes right to my already fat ass, resentment is sure to follow soon after.
Guys, most of us girls want romance that isn't predicated on someone else's ideas. True romance comes from our everyday lives and activities; from who we are deep down. Not from what we do or buy. Flowers, cards and candy are nice, but they're not necessary. We're just happy you're there. Everything else is gravy...