is not quite the same when you are alone. Sure, there are hearts hanging around the house, but there is no-one there, so it is purely for my own delight. And they make me smile. Actually, it is only in recent years that Valentine's Day has become a relatively big thing here. We are certainly nowhere near as good at it as the US is, I have to say. It has never been a major event on our calendar. A card maybe. But now it all looks a lot different, especially in the stores. I just think especially of those who are alone, and as each year the hearts and flowers and associated paraphernalia come out earlier and earlier, I worry about their loneliness. Their alone-ness. The world seems to be made for couples today.
It has been a lovely day, nonetheless. A little unexpected retail therapy at a cheapy shop or two, and a cupcake of joy for dessert. Not to mention a beautiful sunset. The sky was aglow with golden light, tinged with scarlet and cerise, and it was just breathtaking. The promise of a fine morning yet to come. According to old tradition, of course.
We will see what morning brings.
I may or may not have walked a little more than is wise today. I may or may not be creaking. I may or may not be observing the morning from the couch. But, to have some fun and to enjoy time out with friends having mini "adventures", it is worth paying the price. Now and then.
It is all about choices, isn't it? Every day is made up of so many choices, and yet with every one of them comes consequences too, of course. We choose, and our choices set a train of events in motion. And then we deal with what comes next. Further choices. Crossroads. Decisions.
Wouldn't it be lovely to just drift with the wind now and then and be carried to wherever the wind blew? Just float. No decisions. No nothing.
I am putting myself to sleep here. Floating. Wafting. Drifting.
I need coffee. And chocolate!
Have a very happy rest of Valentine's Day, people!!