Uh oh … quick, where can I duck in behind something before I get seen!
Damn! Too late.
Well hello Valentine’s Day, fancy bumping into you again – and at this time of year! What were the chances?
Me? Pleased to see you? Well, no … sorry, can’t say that I am.
You don’t know why? … are you serious? Cue the violins for my sob stories. Remember that on again, off again, break up, make up, total disaster? If I wanted to yo-yo I could’ve just gone out and bought one you know. And then there’s…hmm, wait a minute, actually, you know what? let’s not go down the rabbit hole of all those other unforgettable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons epic fails. Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate all my past relationships, but it doesn’t help that you haven’t seen to it that I’d at least be left with some special Valentine’s Day memories … I can’t even dig up one.
Okay, okay, I’ll check again.
… nope, not a warm fuzzy memory in sight. I’m incredulous. Surely there must have been some nice Valentine’s Days. Jeez, hardly earth-shattering if I can’t remember them.
Well now you’re just being silly. Nooooooo … you can’t take any credit for all the special twosome memories from other days in the year. Nice try!
Uh huh, that’s true – I really did enjoy the last two Feb 14s, but that’s because I gleefully side-stepped you – you can’t take any credit for that either! Oh man was that awesome – that whole celebrating singledom thing didn’t wear off for aaaaaaaages!
Ha ha! Good point, yes, you’re right – semi-reclusive, joyful solo time is the equivalent of walking through a forest in the middle of the night, with ‘man-free zone’ stamped on my forehead just in case. You’re a funny one! … alright, alright, I’m willing to concede I haven’t made it easy for you, but that doesn’t let you off the hook for all the other times, just so you know.
And what’s the deal with this year? You know I’ve moved on from that. You’ve so gotta get your act together. Do you really think I get a kick out of being pursued by guys who ain’t my vibe? After all these years surely by now you’d know my type.
Actually, I do have a few delicious dates lined up … in the fridge, prefixed by organic medjool! … ha! see that? Even in spite of you I can still laugh about it all – kudos to me! You know what they say, you can’t keep a good woman down.
So here’s the thing Valentine’s Day, your gig is for the lovestruck in a happy place. I’m super-delighted for all those beloveds who get to enjoy your specialty, and kudos to you for being so fantastically good at that. However, in my singledom and in these more enlightened and inclusive times, that’s all just a bit too … well, niche.
It’s like this … what if I just love love and love that I can experience love? Oh wow, can you feel how expansive that is? Makes me wanna jump up and down! Yay! I hereby officially declare that in my reality, February 14 will now be known as #LoveFest – a day to celebrate any love … including, but not confined to, loving a lover. I choose this! Whoot whoot!
I can sprinkle love on everyone! … all over my family, my girlfriends and man friends (Palentine’s Day anyone?), my pet feline or pooch or python (not that I have any, but if I did)! I can lavish my lovin’ on Mama Earth, breathe in sunsets and hug trees, and I can shower love all over myself too – love, love, love! Yes! Yes! Yes! Never mind what she’s having, I’ll have what I’m having!
And what’s not to love about where I live just by the way? I left a wonderful relationship with Brissie for an even more fabulous relationship with a cruisy coaster called Sunny – a love affair that has lasted over a decade, and we’ve not had a single disagreement. Actually, make that one. I do have my nose out of joint with this shocker stinger season, but other than that, we rock!
Hey, and I can also enjoy the delicious anticipation of meeting a new love, and the yummilicious journey of discovering each other that will crash tackle my life unexpectedly one random day … and until that day, how awesome that I love my own company – it’s my very own win/win!
Heck, every day can be a #LoveFest, but it fully deserves to be put on a pedestal at least once a year. How amazing would it be if it was celebrated the world over? Now this would be an all-inclusive-everyone-can-participate day to get excited about!
You get my drift, Valentine’s Day? Best you go on your way now – nothing personal, of course. And really, what does it matter, right? You’re so loved and so popular all over the world. Look at it this way, it takes the pressure off you – you don’t have to feel bad any more about all the woeful sob stories that you get totally blamed for!
You’re welcome. It’s the least I can do.
And hey, here’s a thought … there’s nothing to stop you and #LoveFest from getting together – you’d make a great team! Just sayin’ …
And they all lived happily ever after!
I wish abundant love to one and all, every which way it blesses our lives, on and beyond this 2017 Valentine’s Day and #LoveFest Day!
Take it away, J-Lo …
Love make the world go round-ound-ound-ound
Love make the world go round
© Maia Kshemya 2017
Chocolate love photo by Maia