Or, shush, let people enjoy things.
I don’t like how this day makes people feel – the false expectations. The feeling the media seems to throw over you – that if you do not have anyone today, there is something wrong or you should feel bad. I also hate the false expectations placed on people who are in a relationship…the stress.
We allow ourselves to be told what to feel or think to give us emotional expectations – though how can we fight it? We are indoctrinated from our earliest years, it seeps into our hearts and souls before we even know to fight it.
But, the other half. What I like. I like celebrating. I like there to be an excuse for people to hang out and be happy and love each other.
I bought mum and me books and tea and ordered our favorite candy – chocolate covered cherries. I used today as an excuse to indulge myself and treat my mum. I read a book – Charlaine Harris’ A Bone to Pick and sewed on my brown velvet doublet. I am so excited about the doublet, it will have coppery trim to bring out the brown in the doublet – it is about the shade of dark chocolate – and the sleeves will be lined in red taffeta with pearls – doublets often have removable sleeves (I say often…probably supposedly 98% of the time, but I am hazy because I don’t really want to know, because if I really knew then I would have to do it the right way.) and these would then be reversible.
So, instead of thinking about what I lack, I thought about what I had and took care of me and mine. It’s been a pretty good day.
I hope yours was even better.