It’s February 14th, so what else am I going to talk about, amirite?
Of course I am. Rule Numero Uno: Your Friendly Neighborhood Supergoddess is ALWAYS right.
Bryn Mawr, as much as I love it, is full of cynics and skeptics who decry Valentine’s Day for being commercial, made-up, and crass. Which is stupid, and not just because cynicism is so two thousand and late.
I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I think it’s commercial, made-up, crass, AND symptomatic of how obsessed our culture is with pairing people up…but I do believe that ideally, no one would need Valentine’s Day ever – we’d all know how much we are loved, and be able to tell everyone else how much we love them.
…yeah. It’s a cute dream.
The truth is that everyone takes everyone for granted. We assume every day that our friends are still our friends, that our lovers still love us, that our parents aren’t kicking us out in the middle of the night. But none of us are mind readers and everyone needs a little reassurance once in a while – so the real purpose of Valentine’s Day should be to tell each other how much we care.
Here’s some pictures of some perfectly platonic* hugs to get you started:
* well, one would hope…
your friendly neighborhood supergoddess