“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
For as long as Linda can remember, valentine’s day, as an adult, always meant buying a bouquet of flowers for her momma and every other routine remaining pretty much the same. It seems like when she started having some pocket change and knew how much her mother adored flowers, she found excuses to purchase them despite constant attacks of “Why do you waste your money?” Waste? Please. Waste is when you buy an expensive pair of heels that you only wear once and wince in pain the entire day. Making someone else smile has never been a waste.
When a suitor or two chose to surprise her with a bouquet on D-day ,it was the same story, with an edited cast. Linda took the flowers home and ‘enjoyed’ them with her momma. Everyone was happy. Valentine’s day has always been just that, and nothing else.
For some people, it is just another day; for others ‘just another day’ is code for “I really hope you surprise me” and I guess a few succumb to pressure, real or imagined. Where do you lie?
This year, with the help of a good friend and a reliable internet connection, the tradition did not have to end simply because she is thousands of miles away. Flowers had already been delivered by a hard working elf and all that was left was a catch up session. Linda got up, got dressed and prepared for a skype date with her momma.
The restaurants have valentine’s day offers and the shops are decked in red with a few sales but other than that, it will, indeed be, just another Sunday in London. Not for her though, she got to see a couple of her favourite girls and share in a great dose of love.
P.s: I am tempted not to tag #UGBlogweek because the only place I can actually write daily is my journal, but hey..even if we end up with 2/7; it will be better than none.
#UgBlogWeek, Day 1.
Have a good one.