Valentine’s Day: Candy, Cakes, Loneliness

Posted by on February 14, 2012 at 7:42 pm

It takes some effort to have neutral feelings on Valentine’s Day. You’re either in the ‘in-crowd’ or you’re outside living in a box with little more than your self-esteem. And candy. Lots and lots of candy. I suppose in that regard, V-Day is a victory for everyone. But in the way it actually matters, the love part, it’s also a defeat. A big one.

Oh no, I’m not hurt, not anymore. I’m far too manly for that. The last time I gave a woman my heart on Valentine’s was four years ago. Has it been that long? Anyway, we had Taco Bell (romantic!) and watched Neil Gaiman’s Stardust (fantastic!). And then she dumped me, because God told her to. Can’t win against that, I suppose. So what do you do when the girl you love, the one who will go with you to Taco Bell on Valentine’s Day, leaves you for no reason? Well, you cry a bit. And then a lot.

Look, I’m just saying that the candy industry has this thing down pat. While Taco Bell doesn’t seem to have any V-Day discounts (although they should), it seems they’re after the holiday like Halloween and Christmas. Nothing wrong with that.

There’s nothing wrong with candy.

And loneliness.

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