Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Are You Ready For Valentine's Day? by Megan Crane

Valentine's Day is coming!

In honor of this much-maligned, yet often much-loved holiday, I went last night to see the brand new movie of the same name:

This movie is exactly what you'd expect from "a day in the life of love." Tears, laughter, a little bit of heartbreak, and lots of hope. Not bad for a day that overdoes the pink, makes us all overdose on chocolate and communicative heart candies, and has been known to make some people feel pretty lonely sometimes.

My husband and I kind of make it up as we go along. This year, we think we might go out. But then again, we might stay in and watch a movie. It's kind of a win/win scenario because either way, we get to be together.

Which is kind of what the movie's about, too. Love makes its own rules. And you're better off for it, even if it hurts. And sometimes, it can be a miracle. Even a quiet one.

How do you feel about Valentine's Day? Do you have any traditions? Anti-traditions?


Rebekah E. said...

We don't have any Valentine's Day tradition other than we don't celebrate it. But I do want to see that movie.

Pat Cochran said...

Only for sure February 14 tradition
is celebrating #1 son's birthday!
He was born on Valentine's Day many
years ago. This year he will be
working, but we will be in the
theatre watching the musical of
which he is currently a backstage
crew member. (Did that come out

Pat Cochran

香水 said...


Linda Henderson said...

I celebrate Valentine's Day with my grandkids. They enjoy cards and we always get them a gift. Other than that, it's just another day for me.

Cheryl St.John said...

I love Valentine's Day! I try to find vintage cards or reproductions and give them to my friends. I have a special spice cookie recipe that I make in the shape of hearts for all the kids, and hubby and I exchange gifts. Mine is usually chocolate, and I'm good with that. :-)

runner10 said...

No special plans. I enjoy spending it with my family.