Just say ‘I love you’

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And now, another word from the American Society for the Protection of Clueless Men: … Guys, just give it up right now. There is no way you are going to get through the day unscathed. Valentine’s Day is just another commercial conspiracy, this time conducted with the express or implied consent of about half the population.

An honest ‘I love you’ may be your best Valentine bet,
‘Living Here,’ Republican-American, February 11, 2011

Life has changed in the last decade. The American Society for the Protection of the Clueless is now equal-opportunity, yet the message remains the same.

Valentine’s Day–that’s today, for the clueless out there–isn’t about hearts and flowers and candies and cards and jewelry and luxury cars. It isn’t about fancy dinners and pink champagne and weekend getaways. It isn’t even about sex.

It’s about love.

Not that there’s anything wrong with any or all of the above, on this or any other day. All at once, though, could be both fattening and fatiguing. Why not spread it out all year long?

Trying to pack a year’s worth of love into a single day of romance seems superficial. Instead, try saying “I love you” every day, in words and in action.

Want to read more of the column quoted here? You can, online, at Newslibrary.com. Under Advanced Search, search for “Howard Fielding” in All Text, “Republican-American” in Source, and “February 13, 2011” in Date.

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