Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All You Need is Love, Love...Love is All You Need

The gooey message of Valentine's Day - all you need is love.  Even the twistedly fun Gossip Girl had images of every couple in New York getting their flowers and chocolate and bracelets and declaring their mate to be the most wonderful friend/lover/person ever.

Wouldn't it be great if it was really that easy?  That once a year you could shower your significant other with trinkets and treats and thus strengthen the bonds of love.  Or a few times a year - "Happy Valentines Day!"  "Happy Birthday!" "Happy Anniversary!" - three days - everlasting love.  Pretty sweet deal, especially for lazy guys.

Wouldn't it be great?

But doesn't that fly in the face of the whole "love is really, really, really hard work"?  Of course it does.  Because love is really hard work.  And struggle.  And arguments, (hopefully) followed by sorrys and compromise.

But you know what? Having a day where you wake up to a 6:30 am delivery of roses to your door is pretty awesome too.  And maybe, just maybe, love - while a struggle and hard work - is supposed to be fun and enjoyable too.  That there's nothing wrong with some whimsy and carefree as well.  Who doesn't love them some good old fashioned whimsy every now and again?

Yes, yes - I know - Valentine's Day isn't for Jews.  It's Saint V's-Day and all those who partake are really doing a great evil against the world.  So forget V-day. Birthdays, Anniversaries or even just for the Hell of it Day.

Is love really all you need?  Course not.  But it certainly is part of what you need.  No (wo)man is an island.  Everyone needs to feel needed, wanted, loved.  Anyone who says different is a liar.  Even people who are islands are really island chains.

So do it. Tell 'em you love them.  Buy them flowers.  Guys, you have no idea what flowers can do. 

After all - All you need is love.


  1. Haha - thnx. You too trooper. I say a pic of a tv star and she looked like u!