Sorry Cupid, I Have Plans with My Cat
Valentines’s Day isn’t for everyone, and Cupid doesn’t always hit his mark.
For some, yes, there’s devotion to the whispering of sweet nothings, and the worship of chocolate and roses. But for some it can feel more like a bitter pill than a joyful tonic.
Others may simply prefer to spend the day with their cats. (Yeah, I get that.)
Regardless of how one feels about it, Valentine’s Day has a long history celebrating perhaps the most important, and often misunderstood, human condition: love. And love will not be ignored. Poets write about it, songs are sung, paintings are painted. Endlessly. From the beginning of time to its last breath.
Whether it’s romantic love, or family love or friendship love or self love, love is what matters most. I don’t mean the love-you-think-is-love that hurts. Or the heartbreaks or the losses. I mean the fact that love heals, love lifts, love binds, love seeds and nourishes and shines a light; love enhances, love honors. It’s the root of all good that ever was or will be.
So spend the day however you like; just try to do everything, big or small, with a spirit of love. Your heart will be glad.
And while you’re at it, here are some classic paintings you and your cat can enjoy. Happy Valentine’s Day. <3