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No Love for Valentine’s Day

Aisosa Omere, Staff Writer

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It’s that time of the year again. The stores and halls are decorated in a myriad of reds and pinks, televisions are embellished with mentions of chocolate, flowers and couples in the halls can be seen cleaning their throats with their partner’s tongue.

You probably guessed it, it’s Valentines Day.

The day when single people curl into a corner and cry as they eat pastries they bought for themselves to fit in with this over commercialized lover’s day idea. St. Valentine would not be pleased. Historically, good ol’ Valentine provided secret weddings to those bound by strict laws in a time of arranged marriages. Did this involve chocolate, flowers or teddy bears? No, it didn’t. People has taken a very sacred idea and put a price tag on it.

This goes against the very meaning of what St. Valentine tried to do. He gave people secret weddings. So why is it that so many have been victimized into seeing the beginnings of a zombie apocalypse? It isn’t right. If one wants to celebrate this annoying holiday, do it in private and keep it to yourself. It’s a holiday that should celebrate a love worth breaking the law for, not teddy bears and diamonds.

Love is too rich of a feeling to be cheapened by lacy doilies and cheesy cards. Love is a treasure chest of different emotions that a single card alone cannot possibly describe. It isn’t something one is meant to showboat, and it certainly isn’t something to pay billions of dollars in advertising for. In reality, Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be celebrated at all. Couples should profess their love to each other in private, all year long, not when corporate America decides they should.

People might say the “single Pringles” out there are bitter just because Valentine’s is meant for those with a significant other. But honestly, kudos to those who understand that the feelings they possess toward another person are too great to be defined by chocolate, flowers and diamonds.

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