12 Feb 2009

I see them....

I walk through the mall...multiplexes....colleges...bus stops. I see them. I walk across flower shops....gift shops...coffee shops....I seem them. I walk on roads....highways....platforms...gallis...I see them...Wondering who I m talking about??? Girls, Guys and "others" in love....ha-ha
Have you ever heard of the term "PDA"?? Lemme give u a little insight on the same...PDA stands for Public Display of Affection...holding hands...sitting next to each other...kissing (hope the moral police doesn’t read this blog, *wink*)...resting heads on shoulders...or just feeding each other popcorns on a beach...

Recently I have started observing people around me while traveling...It helps the journey seem shorter. Few days back I saw a girl traveling in the bus with me. She must be around 19-20 yrs old...I traveled for around 40 mins...she was on the phone...from my stop till the last stop of the bus. I like the thought of love being in the air...takes the mind off the other terrible things happening around me..

Besides its February...The month that people who are in love look forward to...plan since months...say things like "Its our first valentine!!!" I don’t have a problem with people acting as if everything around them is make of pink fluffy balloons...doves are more than birds...and roses are talking messengers... But what’s with the day being special??? If two people love each other...shud’nt everyday be special...?? Why look for an excuse to express?? It’s of course a perception that many ppl share…that Valentines is over rated.

On other hand…what’s wrong with using a DATE as an excuse to express…??? With the competitive world…no one has the time to wait and say “I love you.” “I care for you”…”I like you”…etc...But there are practical ppl who wonder whats the big deal about Valentines?? and who declared the date as Velentine's Day....so lemme help you of WHY 14th FEBRUARY is celebrated as Valentine's Day.

I read this mail I got recently giving me insight on why is valentine’s day celebrated?? And how It all started… Read on…

Quick history lesson . . . Did u know why we celebrate Valentine's Day? Actually there are several stories about why Valentine's Day is celebrated but the one that is my favourite is that when Saint Valentine, a priest refused an unattested law attributed to Roman Emperor Claudius II, ordering that young men should remain single. The Emperor supposedly did this to grow his army believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men.

When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail. Legend has it that, on the evening before Saint Valentine was to be executed, he wrote the first "valentine" himself, addressed to the jailer's blind daughter whom he had healed and fallen in love with. It was a note that read "From your Valentine."

So now you know the real history for the reason we celebrate the day that you look forward to???

But I need to know…What do u think?? Is Valentine’s day Over-rated? Comment your opinions…Waiting…..

In the mean time……………..Happy Valentine’s Day!!!


Razigan said...

Nice arguements.

I personally feel celebrating valentine's day is fine, but PDA is not correct. (THough I too enjoy PDA)

If I have to put crudely, PDA lets us move towards the behaviour of animals and would dangerous to mankind on extrapulation.

However, I love, I love to be loved, and I celebrate valentine's day. I also wish every one enjoy the pleasure of love.

Love makes this world great and noble.

AB said...

I dont mind PDA yaar. Its fun, its different and shows ur heading in a direction that can only be of a forward nature.
And the Valentine thing..Ahh now I know a different version.
NIceeee post yaar.. Keep going..
U know me. :-)

Double-Dolphin said...

Look, it's just a fun thing that people like to do. It's not something you have to do. So what's the problem? Is it silly? Yes it is. But it isn't hurting anyone, so...