Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Historically, it’s been a day for romance, but like Christmas it has been overwhelmed in modern times by commercialization. Mostly women, but men too have been indoctrinated into thinking that strong romantic feelings are best shown by spending lots of money on someone. Candy, card, and flowers are barely enough to get you in the game. If you throw in dinner at a fine restaurant, then that will probably suffice. Jewelry will be a clincher. But best of all is a romantic get-away.
Yesterday, I was talking to a young housewife at yoga practice about her plans for Valentine’s Day. She and her husband weren’t planning anything special, so she told him that she might go to a special yoga practice on Friday at 5:30, which was to be followed by wine and chocolate. He told her that he would feel weird being home alone on Valentine’s Day night, so she’s going to stay home and spend some quality time with him. They sound like there is still romance in their life.
s Day gifts from one year to the next to discern whether the relationship is progressing. t call that progress.
I’ll go with the free thinker.