"We fall in love when our imagination projects nonexistent perfection upon another person. One day, the fantasy evaporates and with it, love dies."
-- Spanish philosopher Jos Ortega y Gasset
Enter one single classroom for about five minutes and you'll soon hear the what all the buzz is about around school: Valentine's Day.
I mean don't get me wrong, having some to spend Valentine's Day with can be a good thing. But, even last year when I had someone who was my significant other to spend with on Valentine's Day I didn't like it. It's so stressful trying to figure out something that's not cliche to be a gift. Then you have to worry about whether or not you should even get the other person a gift, oh and don't forget that you don't want to outspend your significant other. What should you wear to dinner? Dressy or non-dressy? Hair up or down? Why does this even matter? Shouldn't your supposed Valentine like you for who you are without doing anything special to prove it to you?
Also, on top of all the cheap/cliche presents to one another, the couples who are together on Valentine's Day think that just because it's Valentine's Day that it gives them an excuse to be all over one another between classes and for it to be perfectly okay. NO IT'S NOT. I don't want to see that nastiness! STOP THE PDA. Just because it's Valentine's Day it doesn't give you the excuse to make me want to vomit every time I walk by you and your nasty boyfriend eating each other's faces by your smelly locker! Not cool!
So, this year, since there is no significant other in my life (which I'm perfectly okay with, this is not a plea to have some boy to feel sorry for me and bring me a tacky plush animal and nasty Russel-Stover chocolate) I am going to buy Valentine Cards (I'm looking for Harry Potter cards) for my friends and maybe even make brownies and give them to random strangers in the hallway. I will also be spending what should be my usual lonely Valentine's night with my best friend Bailey and Diego going to a Mexican Restaurant, eating chips with salsa, and speaking spanish to the waiter. It sounds like a great alternative. Less stress, sharing the love. That's what it's all about right??
And that was Lindsey's Thought of the day, where Lindsey shares an Everyday Thought.
P.S. Disclaimer: My mom and dad are always my Valentine, no matter if I have a "significant other" valentine or not. I love spending Valentine's Day with them, but it's still a bit disheartening.