Robyn's Secret Passage
It's around this time of year (id est, a couple of weeks before Valentine's day) that two things happen.
It's funny how Valentine's day causes such mixed emotions with people. We certainly don't see the same sort of ruckus around, say, Arbour Day. Just imagine people being like "Well, no one planted a tree at my place, but I don't really care anyway, it's not like I wanted one, I mean, it would have probably been nice to have a little shrub or something, but yeah, it's all enviromental bullshit anyway..."
My own experience with Valentine's day has been one of very non-involvement. Valentine's are things that people give to other people. I neither give or receive. Rock on. Last Valentine's Day I was ill with glandular fever and wuv was the last thing on my mind.
I think this may be because I am lacking the gene that causing appreciation of things like flowers, chocolates and stuffed animals. I'm happy being ambivalent on Valentines day.
So this year there will be commerical Valentines day, and there will be the cynical anti-Valentines day. And I'll be somewhere else doing something else like planting a tree.