A friend asked me if I had anything special lined up for today. Nothing… Who thinks Valentine’s Day in mid life! And neither do the youth of today. This generation is so smart. They do not belong to the Archies and Hallmark cards breed.
We were those buffoons, easily swindled by these card sellers into Valentine’s Day, Rose Day, Promise Day and all that blahs! Cards and their worth in lucre decided the quantum of love professed. No wonder, every upmarket locality had an outlet with these shiny,glossy, mushy and expensive cards to ensnare the teens and young adults!
Today is the great ❤️ Day! Other than Honda and Amazon, none seem to remember that it’s Valentine’s Day. My local supermarket has invited me to shop and get a special 10% discount on chocolates. Teenagers at schools have smart phones with smarter social media playing cupid daily, why need a special day? So I didn’t observe any coy behaviour at the school bus stop either!
Some in India want the religious dieties to be remembered on this day, while killings by a terrorist attack on this very day last year is being condoled by another group; another enterprising section has colored this day with professing love for family and friends… and the television soaps have some hearts floating around on the screen…
For me and scores of you… its business as usual…yet another day with the same Sun, Moon and the stars 😍 and are we complaining!