Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentines day

Do you recall my buddy Joe "the Chick Magnet"? Our Valentine was sent to us by his big brother, who LOVES everything cars.

Ripening in my old age, I'm becoming a sap for Valentine's Day. As narcissistic as our world has become, it's good to pause, if only for one day (at a time), to give thanks to the special people in our lives. Love is a wonderful sentiment, but it's more meaningful when expressed.

That a lovers festival, dating from ancient Rome, is still remembered, honored, and observed speaks more eloquently about the necessity and universal goodness of such a day than a mountain of eternal poets with endless reams of paper and crayons ever could. Black Tuesday today is not!

I'm happy you're here. Will you be mine, Valentine?



Old Polo said...

Cool header!

Gail, in northern California said...

Thank you, Toad. And Happy Valentine's Day to you too. Hope you and Mrs. T share a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

Hate to be pedantic, but it's "happy you're here."

Best Valentine wishes to you and Mrs. Toad.

Patsy said...

Happy Valentines Day, Toad!

Toad said...

Good grammar and spelling are important. Thank you Anon

Suburban Princess said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Shelley said...

Happy Cupid Day to you, too, Toad!

Karena said...

Oh Toad you ARE sentimental!

Happy Valentines!

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