Anything that has even anything remotely to do with love and romance is bound to be a sure shot hit – be it a love ditty, a romantic movie or love gifting such as greeting card (remember Archie’s an iconic name till WhatsApp ruined its market completely). Under such circumstances, spread of the Valentines Day phenomenon in India ought to have been predestined, after all as a nation, are we any less romantic than others?
The only antidote to all the above is that unlike the event based days or festivals- Holi, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Republic Day etc- love needs to be celebrated everyday, every moment. Do you think someone starting to date a person on 15th February should wait for one full year to express his or her feelings and make a proposition? Or should that person be expressing his or her feelings every day making the other person feel important and loved?
Specifically designated days should be celebrated to highlight the importance of events and persons who /which are important but get lost somewhere in our day to day struggle. Parents Day, Mothers Day, Environment Day, Rose Day are fine. But Valentines Day seems more like an excuse to be indulging in an already over indulged activity – love and romance. If my assertion needs any further evidence, just look around any place having even semblance of seclusion – beach, park, garden, apart from the indoors!
As long as, it’s all about innocent love and romance with no ulterior motive, let’s allow people to indulge in this festival of love, because in today’s times very few things are left to be celebrated! Let me end this blog by sharing this beautiful poem that I came across on Internet that reads
Have I told you, Valentine,
That I’m all wrapped up in you?
My feelings for you bring to me
A joy I never knew.
You light up everything for me;
In my heart you shine;
Illuminating my whole life,
My darling Valentine.
Happy Valentines Day!