Well today is Valentine's Day and I hardly dare blog about it. Because so many bloggers seem to hate Cupid's Big Day.
I mean REALLY hate it
And they're not alone.
But for me it's different. When I was a young teenager I was the only one in my class who didn't get a Valentine's card. And I would have given anything to get one. Or send a card to someone and say I love you.
But gay boys couldn't or didn't do that. Not in high school anyway.
And I didn't get a card today either. Although I did send out a few to some of my friends who don't have a special someone.
But in a few hours when my Valentine comes home from work I WILL get to say "I love you Sébastien. Happy Saint-Valentin mon amour !!!!! "
Eat lots of chocolates.
And in a cynical take it for granted world celebrate the little Cupid...
Oh yeah I know... and I believe in a better world too... so that makes me a HOPELESS romantic. And I realize that not everyone has a Valentine...or wants one. I realize the day itself is tacky and too commercial. I know what it's like to feel left out....and lonely.
And that so many of my gay brothers and sisters are still fighting for their love to be recognized.
But in a world so full of hate and violence, a day that celebrates love can't be all that bad.
And it doesn't have to be a stuffed teddy, or flowers, or a even a card.
Or an opera or a great symphony.
Just a simple song that says love is for EVERYONE...
Remember chocolate is good for you.
Happy Love Day everyone !!!