Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Friends and Pets Day!
What? No "Valentine's Day"? Valentine's was NEVER intended to be the holiday our country and Hallmark intended. Christianity attempted to Christianize the Roman Pagan holiday, Lupercalia. It was an event to mark fertility in both crops and women.
Nothing necessarily romantic about that.
And besides, we already have a holiday for lovers. It's called your "Anniversary." So celebrate it in quiet, and leave the rest of us alone. Take the damned romance out of Valentine's, would ya? Take the pressure off us single people, and quit trying to force us to feel bad. And get those god-awful Vale's and other hideous diamond commercials OFF THE AIR.
It ain't working. There's already a holiday for mothers, one for fathers, the anniversary, the birthday. But where's a holiday honoring your good friends who've been there for you through it all (unlike your ex's)?
Where's the holiday honoring the joy that our pets give us? Where's the holiday honoring our furry friends, who, despite whatever day they might have had, greet us with the most unlimited love a human being could ever ask for?
So don't give me that holiday crap.
Here's to Bennie and my beloved good friends. Happy Friends and Pets Day to you!