Oh Valentine's Day comes with so many mixed emotions. It's never the same 2 years in a row. Facebook illustrates the differing opinions: A is "single", B is "in a relationship" with C, D is celebrating "Singles Awareness Day", E is "having the perfect Valentine's date!!!!!!!" via Blackberry, F's valentine is her newborn baby, G "HATES today", H "thinks everyone who is single should not be complaining about Valentine's day just because they don't have someone to go out on a date with" (H is in a relationship, by the way), I is trying not to sit by the phone and wait for that guy to call, J's crush went out with another girl. I am secretly glad when it's over each year. Yes, I am that person who makes handmade valentines every year. It's the same feeling I have when the winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) are over. I'm not totally against the day and to prove it, here's a little bit of love:
Song of Solomon 4:1-8 (NRSV)
The bride's beauty extolled
How beautiful you are, my love,
how very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves
behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
moving down the slopes of Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes
that have come up from the washing,
all of which bear twins,
and not one among them is bereaved.
Your lips are like a crimson thread,
and your mouth is lovely.
Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate
behind your veil.
Your neck is like the tower of David,
built in courses;
on it hang a thousand bucklers,
all of them shields of warriors.
Your two breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle,
that feed among the lilies.
Until the day breathes
and the shadows flee,
I will hasten to the mountain of myrrh
and the hill of frankincense.
You are altogether beautiful, my love;
there is no flaw in you.
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride;
come with me from Lebanon.
Depart from the peak of Amana,
from the peak of Senir and Hermon,
from the dens of lions,
from the mountains of leopards.
Maybe one day I'll find a guy who will write me something like that. Then he's a keeper. Haha, Happy belated Valentine's Day, one and all.