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Valentine's Day - A new dimension to love?

There has been a lot of controversy associated with Valentine's Day. Even its existence needed justification at times. Most people argue with the couldn't be triter "we don't need a special day to celebrate love" statement. For others like me, this day is just the sizzle to the steak!

I don't want to talk about this day adding a dimension to the quelling of the ignorance regarding the coming into existence of Valentine's Day and its import. Neither would I go into discussing the fuzzy-dimensional political fiasco associated with this day and the alarming dimensions of enshrouding love in religion. Nor would this one be a research on the increasing dimensions of the coffers of businessmen whose business thrive on reliable human emotions. This is just an opinion in case from a human capable of love.

When John Barrymore said that "Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock" he didn't mean to be cynical. That was quintessential pragmatism and meant that you actually see more when you are in love. And because you see more, you choose to see less. The plethora of adjectives describing this beautiful feeling which prompted the poet to say "to love is to live" provides reason enough to dedicate a day solely to the celebration of love, or rather going by the poet's words, the celebration of life. The question here is how a single day christened so, lives upto its hype.

Not embarking on the debate of commercialisation of emotions, What else other than this day would give an opportunity to a wise in love but otherwise nervous teenager the occasion to muster up enough courage and profess? What else other than this day would provide reason enough for that ambitious workophile to give a thought to his silently understanding wife who waits for him at home and say to her a heartfelt thanks? What else other than a day like this would be a day for a married-for-30-years couple to freak out in their own style? What else than a day like this would be apposite for that US greencard holder son to make an ISD to let mom know that she is loved and missed?

With the question "does Valentine's Day add a new dimension to love?" I am sure we wouldn't expect untowardly favorable answers in the form that this day lets you go all out and fall in love or that it causes you to see your lover in a new light or might be even, that it helps you bridge all those differences that crept between the you two. Isn't adding a new dimension successful if this day is an exception to the regular life dynamics wherein you actually make an effort to let your loved ones know that they are loved ? Isn't the dimension rendering successful enough if a hoarded emotion finds a vent?

3 Comments:

At 9:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear ,
A good read ,or shall I say instead of delving into the trivia about controversies u put forward a clear view.
I really wanted the article to be a lil longer.
But don't u think luv is potent enough to find its own course,it does not need any supplements or incentives to reach out...............

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger rohit said...

I always thought valentine's day a nuisance.Could be plain jealosy of those love-birds while i move around without a love-life.Your article though it takes a simple approach helped me shed that stupid prejudice and understand that valentine's day is a good thing.

 
At 11:34 PM, Blogger rohit said...

I always thought valentine's day a nuisance.Could be plain jealosy of those love-birds while i move around without a love-life.Your article though it takes a simple approach helped me shed that stupid prejudice and understand that valentine's day is a good thing.

 

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