I used to be an incurable romantic… who got cured. As a silly teenager, I was all hearts and roses. (Ooh… 50 shades reference!) And then one fine day, any kind for of mush started to irritate me. Romance took on a different meaning and I dissociated it from the filmy and Mills&Boon notions of love. The one thing that was completely killed in the process was Valentine’s Day.
Now I was never a valentine kinda girl. Growing up, it was gaining popularity mostly due to Archies and Hallmark. It was something that the cool people in town did. And slowly even amongst all the protests and agitation, it became a popular celebration. Come January and you get to see loads of valentine gift ideas, valentine getaways and valentine party ideas sort of articles in popular media. I for one, never understood the concept of celebrating a ‘day of love’. Is it not better to express love every day? Why do we need an yearly reminder? And if we do need a reminder? Why not daily instead of yearly!!! Someone help me understand please… Why Celebrate Valentines Day?