Reflection on Vday

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Happy February 14th, and happy full moon! In honor of this super commercialized day alleged to be about love, we refer to as valentines day I thought I would hammer out some of my thoughts about the subject. I have been seeing both vday hate and vday love all over social media today and I guess it kind of got me thinking about where I stand.

So on the one hand I see how valentines day is a complete crock. The holiday seems to have come out of nothing really, I did a quick search on the origins and this was confirmed to me. Something about embellished stories about saints being the basis and for me once the church is indicated as a source of something it loses cred it might have had anyway. At this point the holiday is about making hallmark, russell stover, and the florist of your choice richer while we scramble to make gestures. Theres definitely nothing wrong with people securing themselves financially but lets call a spade a spade and people buy all these things out of obligation and societal pressure.

On the other hand I am in love with love! Gestures of genuine affection is something I have no doubt there could never be enough of in this dimension. We are constantly fighting for balance, our rights and freedoms, just to be ourselves whether we are aware of it or not. Love is the one thing that makes it all a little easier to swallow, Mary Poppins’ spoonful of sugar to our battles and lessons if you will. I’m still wrapping my head around what it really means to love someone, as I think most of us are. At this point in this life cycle I believe it consists of caring about another’s well being and being willing to protect and ensure it. It indicates loyalty and the willingness to strip yourself bare to that person showing them everything you are even the things you don’t like. It’s giving another a home in your presence, and all of this while requiring nothing from them, just for what they are. I believe true love is unconditional and the kind that comes with perimeters and based on incentives is an illusion.

In my opinion the sentiment I just described is insulted by timed and calculated gestures. Cramming your demonstration of such a huge feeling into a day is like stuffing an elephant into a thimble so if your able to manage this your love is probably not big enough for the object of your affection, even if they are tiny :-). I guess it all boils down to individuals and in the end I’m still neutral, I’m never opposed to a sweet nothing from a honey on valentines day or giving them, because when in rome… But everyday should be a day to demonstrate our love to the ones we feel it for because no one knows when this cycle will end for them.

May this find you glowing with love

Karenga ♥♥♥

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