What is Valentine’s Day?
I like Valentine’s Day because it is a holiday about love and a day when everyone can express their love.
“I love Chocolove.” I have heard this said countless times over the years.
What is love, but the feeling and the recognition of kindred spirits. The feeling of common ground and connection that can extend from one to another. The recognition that in some way we are all connected.
In some relationships it is expected (or hoped) that you would express yourself. Of course, most of us wish the other in our lives would take more than one day a year to express or be receptive to a celebration of love; no need to limit it to just one day. But it is great to have a day to remind us.
I am reminded of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” at this time. His composition and delivery are so clear and enjoyable on the level of a song that we might miss the actual message. I have read that he was a prolific writer. When you look at the song’s lyrics from a writer’s perspective and see things from his time and place, the message reads more like a Valentine: what he is really saying is ‘I love you’. The poetic grace of the message of “What a Wonderful World” is fitting for Valentine’s Day: a sort of universal or higher love. Music was his delivery of his wish for more happier people, and he succeeded.
This time of year, I also spend more time pondering, calculating, and imagining the number of people that are happier each day through Chocolove. I see people sharing Chocolove, and as they do, what they are really saying is, ‘I love you’.
Happy Valentine’s Day.