Love: a simple word with astronomical effects on the human spirit. The number of Valentine’s Day posts about how it was “Single Awareness Day” aka S.A.D., was staggering. I feel like people have been missing the whole point of the holiday – to celebrate love. Yes, I know it traditionally celebrates romantic love, but let’s break with tradition shall we? I got the customary gifts of flowers and chocolates, and not from my mister.
I’ve been in an on again/off again relationship for the past three and a half years, and not ONCE has Valentine’s Day gone as planned. This year we decided to take the pressure off of it since he had to work and I decided to go out with my girlfriends. GALentine’s Day was in full effect. These ladies love musicals, theater and art so we found an interactive cabaret experience (booze included) with songs from Les Miserables. Historically this is a very sad story. I thought it was fitting since our men were at work, but this show was HILARIOUS! From drunken Inn keepers to a policeman with a ball gag, we were laughing the whole time. (Check out #notLesMis – for info).
The show really made me think: you can truly change your feelings about history based on your point of view. So let’s choose happy. Grab a glass of champagne and toast those that are nearest and dearest to you – whether that’s a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, family member or best friend that you know will answer the phone at 2AM when you’re in a fight with said spouse/boy/girlfriend. Let’s not miss out on the opportunity to tell them they are loved, because they may really need to hear it.