Valentine’s Day is a day of pure love. There are the people who look forward to it, and those who don’t. I find that it is one of my favorite holidays, because love is an extraordinary thing, and it is so amazing to see everyone expressing their love to their loved ones on this special day.
In elementary school it was just a day of fun. You would buy all of your valentines and specifically place pieces of candy with them. Then, you would write all of the names of your valentines, making sure that each one went to the right person. Your favorite people would get the best ones, the ones that looked the best and had your favorite animal on them. It was a very innocent, but loving day.
We see love projected in our everyday lives on a daily basis. There is a lot of it seen in person, but most of it is in the media. Almost all of the movies dealing with love have projections of the “perfect couple” with the guy being great with kids, loving his mom, and everything in-between. He will bring his significant other flowers, write cute love letters, and love her the way she should be loved.
We see this romanticized view of love all the time, and we want it for ourselves. The chocolate, the flowers, and the romantic dinner. Girls see this all of the time and fall in love with the idea of love. Attention is something that we desire, and our emotions make us go absolutely crazy over the attention that we get. Girls may be a little bit crazy, but it is what we find to be important.
No one wants to be alone on Valentine’s day, which is why we make such a big deal about it when we do have someone on this day. It is not just one day to show your appreciation for someone, however, it is a day to show off someone who you love day in and day out, and to tell them that they are important.
Valentine’s day when we’re older can still have the same innocence that it did when we were younger. The cards, the love notes, and even the candy. It might be a little more mature, but, in the end, all we want is a valentine to call our own.