Valentine’s Day Is Not Scary


Valentine’s Day is a consumerist holiday if you buy into the statement, “Valentine’s Day is a consumerist holiday.” If you don’t, then it’s probably about you, a loved one, maybe several loved ones, and taking another day to celebrate, perhaps more grandly, the love you acknowledge every day. Valentine’s Day didn’t begin with consumerism or celebrating relationships, but it can be those things, if you choose, or much more. There are far worse things to enjoy on a special occasion than your heart.

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Dig Google’s Valentine’s Day video.

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If you’re looking to darken your Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out the Holiday Words section of the blog and read my short short, “Lovesick,” from Valentine’s 2009.

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Slice of life: “I kissed her. And whatnot.” Guy talking to lady while waiting for the train.

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