Roses are red
the sky is blue…
I hope you enjoy this post I’m writing for you.
So now you all know that I am not a poet. I mean, I did write that completely off the top of my head, so maybe if I put some effort into it I could come up with a better poem….. stay tuned for that! (maybe)
Now this posts comes along with some mixed feelings. I wasn’t sure If I was just going to completely avoid the topic or figure out how to write about it in a way that’s totally true to me.
Valentines. A day that is filled with many of the things that I (a quite feminine chica) should love. Well you see, I do love these things, I am just on team different. I like to celebrate love in unique and personal ways. I mean, that’s the main inspiration behind this blog, sharing with you all the things I love. Not just one day of the year, but all 365 of them. Celebrating love to me is not through over priced flower bouquets and chocolate that looks more lovely than it tastes. Don’t get me wrong, I do love me a bouquet of flowers from time to time but isn’t it much more beautiful when it’s so unexpected?
I receive a lot of love in my life on a daily basis from my main man. We really rule at assuring this is well-known and try our best to share as many loving gestures one possibly can in a day. As two individuals who are coming across this day for the first time as a couple, it was quite difficult to avoid the big V WORD. I can truly say that I avoided the talk for as long it was possible. I fought it hard. Walking fast passed the isles filled with shades of red and boxes of chocolate.
The talk only happened this past Monday so I think I did quite well, considering all v-day related objects land smack dab in your face pretty much right after the winter holidays. You can’t walk into any store or down any street for that matter and not be surrounded with views of tacky teddy bears and red decor.
So when it came time to have the talk, I expressed to him how I’ve never really done much/ care to do much on this day. He claimed that it seems hard to believe because he knows I am a true romantic and have watched the Notebook over 15 times as well as seen every Nicholas Sparks flick to date (some also multiple times). When the talk was complete and our ideas were expressed- we resulted in agreeing to just sincerely spend the day together. This may seem confusing and you may be questioning what makes this special. Well, let me explain to you. What I mean when I say sincerely is totally present. No tv, no cell phones.. no distractions. True quality time. It’s crazy to think that this can be so difficult, and at this day and age it really is. I am the first one to admit that I am obsessed with my iPhone and spend way too many hours lurking through Instagram, double tapping photographs of people I don’t even know. It is so easy to get caught up in this day-to-day life and not really spend that quality time with the people who are living this day to day life with you.
So on Sunday February 14th, 2016- I will not be watching the new Nicholas Sparks flick while eating over priced chocolate, or following you on Instagram, and you can leave me a message on my voicemail. Instead, me and my man will be taking a walk around our neighbourhood, stopping in at the market to grab some supplies for the dinner that we will take time to make together (please hit me up with any recipe ideas you may have) and enjoy a nice bottle of red while we share some laughs and dream up ideas of the future (had to add in some cheese).
See I can be romantic- I am romantic! I just like to do it in my own way. If any of you reading this are with me on this “feeling” about the V word then I suggest you brainstorm an idea of what you really like to do or wish you could do, and make it happen! If you don’t have a certain significant other to celebrate with then I suggest you do all said things with a friend who may need some lovin’. Or even just celebrate the love you have for yourself by treating yourself to something you wanted to try, like eating a bacon glazed doughnut that costs $7 from that trendy cafe down the street or watch a movie in the bath tub while downing a bottle of Chardonnay. No matter what you do, do it because you want to and not because everyone else is. And if you’re celebrating with yourself, then you rule because the love you have for you is the best and deepest love you can have. Stay true to you, y’all! And don’t forget to take advantage of all the yummy sale chocolate- I know I will.
Photography: Luu Huy Danh Vo
happy love day to all.