Friday, February 14, 2014

kinda hating VALENTINE'S DAY

I know I should be sharing Pink and Happy.
or maybe some cool Valentine ideas.

But kinda hate this Holiday.
Every other day I'm pretty content
unless I see something like this

but I immediately remind myself I would have been more like this-

or this

still this day brings out the romantic melancholy in the most cynical.
and it sucks.


sassypackrat said...

It's my least favorite holiday so you are not alone.

Cynthia Myers said...

Hey Jennifer!
Yep. I gotta agree.

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Vicki said...

I debated with myself as to whether or not put up a "valentine's post". But, decided against it.
I've never been into the excessively commercial side of it, and it's getting more ridiculously so! As is Christmas, and every other "Hallmark" holiday.
I'll send out good wishes at Christmas time - but I don't buy into the excess at that time of year, preferring to keep it simple in our home.

And, after the brutal murder of an eleven year old boy at the hands of his father the day before valentines (not too far from where we live), I felt the world needed a little love and considered putting up an image of a red heart. But... it just didn't seem right.

So, instead, I mourned for the mother of this lovely boy, and all the mothers who've lost their children at the hands of brutal beasts who have no right to the title of "father".

I like the images of the old couples - especially the first.
One commercial day doesn't depict this enduring kind of love.
And, yep, that image of Granny Clampett is just like me :)

tammy j said...

well. he missed it.
you're adorable.
at least your sense of humor is.
that's usually a good sign of everything else being good.
you have blue.
and you have a host of other furries.
EVERY DAY is valentine day for you. who needs a special human type? really. i ask you.

Cynthia Myers said...

Vicki, Yes I think it's one big commercial holiday designed to make people spend money. It puts high expectations on some people and it makes others feel lonely when in fact, they really are not.
Usually I just don't care but for some odd reason this year it's just brought back some memories that I have tried to forget.
So I'm kinda really hating it.
Just a reminder that life doesn't always go as planned.
I do think that the world needs more love and compassion every single day. I'm constantly reading/hearing about horrible things that break my heart.
It's impossible to understand.
It brings the Granny Clampett out in me.
Thanks for commenting.

Cynthia Myers said...

Tammy, LOL!
As they say "dodged that bullet!"
And I am truly happy.
My Blue is a big part of that as is the rest of my gang.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't every day be a valentines day?
Not a big thing over here thankfully even though the commercial forces would love to make it bigger :-)

Have a great day!

Cynthia Myers said...

Well said!

lynn said...

My grandson said yesterday it was like just another day. I said that is because you don't have a girlfriend. He is 9. Ha Have a great day. Love your blog. Lynn

Cynthia Myers said...

Lynn, Yep! wait until he's 19 and see if he still says that! LOL!
Thanks for commenting and it's nice to hear that you like my blog!
I was afraid that I might be whining a bit too much here!