Tuesday, February 14, 2012

the luckiest



Valentine's Day is horseshit.
Happy Lupercalia, wolves.

25 Comments:

OpenID peihome said...

Hey, thanks for sharing that music. I've discovered a lot of great music through your blog!
Have a great day, be it V-Day or no, it's still another day to be grateful for all of our gifts.
And I love Merlin - I sure hope you get him!

February 14, 2012 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger valerie rushing said...

Valentines day is horseshit and Ive been married 52 years.

February 14, 2012 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Sophie - The Joy of Farming said...

Horseshit makes the garden grow. Love to you and your manure! :)

February 14, 2012 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Tora Consolo said...

Thanks for the link. Happy VD to you too!

February 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

i have loved this song since the first time i heard it.

February 14, 2012 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Crit said...

People who are in love want to celebrate it and shout it to the world so that everyone knows. Those who are not in love want those other people to shut up and go away! Last year, I had a broken heart and hated Valentines Day (http://www.critchat.blogspot.com/2011/01/hurt.html). But just about 6 weeks later I met a wonderful man I fell madly in love with, so that this V-Day I'm one of those excited, obnoxious, in love people. Hold on to HOPE!

February 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

Valentine's Day is wonderful for those who think of others more than themselves. I sent Valentines in the mail to 4 sweet widow ladies and to some single women and married ones, too, and felt 10-years-old-and-giddy all over again.

Our local zoo smeared big frosting hearts on the glass windows of the gorilla room and the gorilla parents and baby had fun tasting the frosting with their fingers and eating other heart-shaped food. Having your own "zoo" ...smile... you could delight your animals with with heart-shaped treats designed by you especially for them.

Valentine's Day is a wonderful chance to call lonely people on the phone or to take a rose to your neighbor or to the widower down at the senior citizen's home.

It's a great day to start volunteering somewhere or to gather your girlfriends at your home for a fun night of music, food and conversation.

The possibilities are endless, but when we're blinded by negativity then we can no longer see or create clearly--all things appear skewed. I wish for you and your readers a clear eye in which to see all the possibilities for sharing love with the people in your neighborhoods every single day and to view Valentine's Day as an explosion of that love. Blessings, Debra

February 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I'm a super optimistic and positive person. I still think Valentine's Day is Horseshit, single, dating, married, human, ape, or otherwise.

February 14, 2012 at 9:59 AM  
OpenID kindsofhoney said...

Thanks for the laugh - just what I needed today!

February 14, 2012 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

My, my... a real-live Valentine's Day Scrooge! Oh well, we all remember what happened to ol' Ebenezer when he finally saw that it wasn't Christmas that was the problem, but rather, his attitude about it. I truly hope someday you will realize the same thing about this special day of celebration ... Debra

February 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger georgie said...

Valentine's Day has been overmarketed. It used to be a sweet little day of corny handmade cards and chocolates. I miss those days.
Jenna, I was much older than you before I met the fella. Good things come to she who waits!

February 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger jules said...

Happy Lupercalia to you Jenna. Very fitting, for CAF.

February 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger jules said...

Happy Lupercalia to you Jenna. Very fitting, for CAF.

February 14, 2012 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

I'm married and happily so, and I think Valentine's Day is horseshit, too. Not just on a consumerist and oh-the-poor-un-in-love way, but in a whole range of other ways. From the "why do we have to artificially give love offerings on a specific day" camp to the "what the heck kind of unrealistic idea of love do people have that Valentine's Day even makes sense" brood, I think I agree with every single complaint about Valentine's Day anyone has ever had (approximately).

February 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger KiwiGirl said...

I'm going with Debra on this one. valentine's is a nice chance to take some time with those I love, just a pause in a busy life - nothing fancy, just me, hubby, movie and home-made choc mudcake on the couch with a fave romcom of choice on DVD. Doesn't have to be fancy, just thoughtful. PS - that horse is a real good-looking fellow.

February 14, 2012 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Why is it horseshit? Because we don't need a "designated day" to show people we love them. It makes single people feel crappy, and puts pressure on attached people to spend too much money on stuff their partner probably doesn't even want.

ANY DAY is a good day to reach out to someone else (anyone) and show them you care. Let's send this contrived "holiday" packing.

February 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Also, I <3 Ben Folds.

February 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger ican said...

Hear, hear, Debra! What beautiful suggestions! There's an awful lot of anger and hostility about a single day here (and there have been three separate posts referencing disdain for the holiday this past week alone). I think people forget that we create our own realities in how we choose to respond or react to things. No one can make you feel crappy or bad about yourself without your permission!

February 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

Love your comment, Debra!! I don't see a problem with a day about love! My husband and I exchanged small gifts, like chocolate. I write him a sweet card. I made our traditional dinner of heart shaped meatloaf and pink mashed potatoes (a la food coloring), and we got a small box of chocolates for each of the kids (my stepkids).

No, we don't really need someone to tell us to show love and affection to those who are near and dear to us, but is it a bad thing really? People tend to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of every day life, so I think taking a minute to show friends and family we love them is a good thing!

February 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Karen L. said...

I am with debra, ican, and katiegirl on this. I think if one is looking for love, does not have a special love, or has "bad" love, they will probably not like V-day much. But just like any other holiday, it is what you make it and if you don't like it or don't want to celebrate it, that is your choice. I don't think we need to berate those who do want to celebrate in some way. To each his own. My problem with holidays at the moment is that they start commercially way too early so that by the time they actually arrive, I am sick of them and don't care what takes place on the actual day. Geez, Christmas stuff around Halloween or even earlier? Ridiculous!!!!!

February 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Emp Seven said...

This afternoon, my husband texted me from the lower meadow . . ."Will you be my Valentine?" I was checking shiitake mushroom logs on the far end of the north forest when I got the call. The elder oaks stood in witness to my heart all lit up inside.

I'm his -- body heart and soul.

Married 32 years, he and I. He still brings me tiny botanicals as if they were made of gold and amrit and the entire cosmos.

Valentines Day ain't one way or the other. It just is - just like any other play of consciousness on this spinning blue green ball that's hurling through space.

February 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger valerie rushing said...

Jenna, Stacie, and Tara hit the nail on the head. My husband painfully Shuffled his way down the hall to the kitchen this a.m. for my morning kiss and told me he was sorry He couldn't buy me anything for valentines day. He has LBD with parkinsonism disease. I told him not to worry, Valentines day was all horseshit...He laughed.Thanks,Jenna.

February 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Monster Librarian said...

Love that song!

February 14, 2012 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Christee said...

Commericalized bullshit!

February 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Just now listened to the song. Beautiful! I'm with peihome-- lots of good music you've shared here. Thank you!

February 15, 2012 at 1:02 PM  

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