Still a dreamer…Old Memories and New Hopes

  1. This was originally posted on URAWarrior February 2014. February 2o16.. So this year , no new love, but having fun family love time in Virginia. Celebrating my niece’s father in laws birthday on 14th. Lovely celebration. Forever grateful for the most important joys in my lifeΒ β£πŸ’—πŸ’“πŸ’—πŸ’ŒπŸ’“πŸŒˆπŸŒ·πŸŒΊ

Three women. One widowed for nine years, one woman divorced unhappily for fifteen years, and one woman married and miserable for forty-five years. Their solid friendship for many years cemented by their sense of self and sense of humor, One woman asked the origin of Valentine’s Day. The other two chimed in “who cares.” …..but, said the first woman. In 1537 England’s King Henry V11 declared February 14th the holiday St.Valentine’s Day. So would any of us prefer King Henry to our own company? Absolutely not the three said and laughed.

So what to do on a totally commercialized romantic evening? I love you cards. I love you balloons. I love you cakes and cookies , and jacked up prices on I love you flowers. No matter how high your self-esteem, who buys this stuff for themselves.? Oh, maybe a new red lip gloss from Sephora might be fun. Know thyself, and stay as far away as possible from lingerie shops, card shops, candy stores, and Tiffany, should also be avoided. Too many men leaving with that small aqua shopping bag.

Staying under the covers watching The Way We Were is torture. Only if you enjoy self-torture go for it. Reading love quotes should also be avoided. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone gives you courage.” Lao Tzu

These women do not lack strength or courage. They have the love of each other and family. They are each others emotional transfusions.They do not whine. They know all that they are grateful for.

However………bottom line…..Valentine’s Day sucks when you’re alone. February 15th will only be aΒ  day away. Having hopes and dreams! February 2016 is only a year away.


Comments on: "Valentine’s Day Day….Go Away" (5)

  1. Ronnie Friedland said:

    Paula, I am glad we are going to the jazz concert on Valentines Day for your sake. I hope it will help a little to be with friends. The holiday was fun when I was married, but I never had the extraordinary celebrations you did. I am sorry it is such a hard time. Fortunately, the day after it will be over for s year…

    R Sent from my iPhone


    • Dear Ronnie,
      Your understanding words are so heartfelt and appreciated. I wrote a post just before this called February and I talk about going to Jazz on Sat. A wonderful way to continue celebrating you. We always made state occasions with holidays… and I continue to have those feelings. So this year it will certainly be a Valentines Day Celebration with love.

  2. I know Valentine’s Day can really suck when you are alone. I’m sorry… 😦
    But I am glad you spent it with friends and family! Sometimes, we just need to see each day and just another day and not put too much emphasis on it! But it is done for another year! πŸ˜€

  3. Living and enjoying each day is really the best❣ Love your comments and thank you. xo

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