Valentine’s Day is near...This calls for a love story!
My four year relationship had crumbled to an unrecognizable pile of negative energy. The person I once believed to be ‘the one’ slept in the master bedroom while across the hall Allie and I tackled the most pressing issues of the universe while lying on an air mattress.
You may be asking yourself what about this is a love story? The ‘Allie part’ is what makes it a love story.
No, Allie never provided me with the sex drug, she has never whispered sweet nothings in my ear, and when we went out to dinner I never shaved my legs. She could care less if my underwear matched my bra or if I wore a muumuu for five consecutive days. It wasn’t awkward when I found a piece of chicken in my craft of sake at P.F. Changs, and she didn’t flinch when I squirted lemon in my eye at California Pizza and yelled, “I’M BLIND!” She is a great love. We all have GREAT loves. This is what Valentine’s Day should embrace: a more general kind of appreciation for those near and dear to our hearts and not solely about half-assed romance. So often Valentine’s Day puts unwanted pressure on those to find someone “special” when we already have someone(s) we can celebrate. Let V-Day be simply a day for love.