Ohkay, it is the 14th of Febuary, love is in the air, people al over the world are waiting to proclaim their undying love to each other blah, blah, blah!
I am not an anti valentine person, but i guess that little glitch comes very naturally especially when you dont have that special someone on valentines. However, I personally do feel Valentines Day is a pretty stupid idea, honestly, Why would anyone in Love need a specific day to show it? But i know there are many out there who may beg to differ! I am not starting a debate here, honesly, I couldnt care less. But since everyone around me is talking about love, and practically most of my friends are getting hooked up with someone or the other, I have started to wonder how twisted our perception of love and relationships is... I remember as a kid i would read about Knights in shining armours and the magic spells, as a 5 year old I did believe in it too, but as I grew up, I obviously realised that all of it is best saved for fairy tales and yashraj movies. But however, even on a more realistic level, the current perception that people have of love and romance leaves me baffled.
I am not a die hard romantic, or the kind of person who believes in climbing roof tops and shouting out to the world how I am in love with someone... But yea, the sheer fraudulence of these relationships is what startles me. More than genuine feelings, it seems more like a battle of who is with who and who is doing who, in this whole hollow competitive mess, the sincerity of relationships has gone for a toss... I could be wrong, so could be my observation. I don't care; every action has an equal and opposite reaction anyway!
Till then, Hail St. Valentine, bring on the heart shaped baloons and a dozen red roses for our lovers here!
I am just going to be content spending some quality time with my friends and some beer!!
-- Himalee Shah