But I remember NOT liking the day. It came somewhere between the “this is a fun diversion to normal life” and “what a sweet sentiment from my darling husband”. I remember fearing that someone might express something that I didn’t want to be burdened to gently let down. I remember “breaking up” with a “sort of boyfriend” because I knew he’d go over the top and make me feel guilty. I remembered it being a holiday that just didn't fit me.
My 17 year old daughter keeps saying, “I hate Valentines Day.” She was the one who poured herself so enthusiastically into making beautifully decorated cards just a few years ago. But she’s in that Valentines Day no man’s land. I think her sentiments would match up with Daniel Gardner’s. His “Valentine’s Day Pain” video sort of sums it all up for you non-romantics. But don’t worry, you should grow out of it. That special someone could be out there. And Dana, maybe “Pat” in the second video is the guy for you.....