“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
It’s Valentine’s day, “heart’s day”, as someone I knew was calling it. I like to call it a V-day. It happens that for good or bad, this year I am not in love, at least not truly in love, not right now, not today. My ex-boyfriend called last night at 12:05 a.m., to say Happy Valentine’s day, he said, he wanted to be the first to wish me about love and happiness.
What can I say? I didn’t expect it. Maybe the idea of me is still in his brain, maybe he still dreams about all our nights together, having conversations, giggling and in love. I sometimes remember these nights too, but in general trying to avoid going back to the past. I expressed my appreciation about the call, but made it very clear I have nothing to celebrate as love hasn’t been around me since we two followed separate ways and then the conversation ended up.
When I woke up in the morning and remembered the phone call, I realized how wrong I was. Of course I have a reason to celebrate! It might not be so obvious a reason, but I have and not only one, but million reasons. I can celebrate the existence of my heart, the courage and the sparkles of this tiny, invisible organ, hidden in my chest, which makes me feel so fully alive, which never leaves me alone or betrayed.
I can celebrate the love and the support of my family and friends, that I will always have, no matter what kind of day it is. I can celebrate the fact that even not in love today, I still believe in having a hope and I dream of a new love with someone who will know how to treasure and comfort me, who will appreciate all simple gifts of nature and my smile and my happiness will become a purpose of a life. I can today celebrate my faith in love and romance, which I honor every single day, not just on the 14th day of this month …because I know, love is what makes us go!
So dear all of you, in love or not, alone or with your other half, happy or heartbroken … honor love and its beauty and have faith, love is always around, not only today, you just need to let it in! Happy Valentine’s day!
© 2011 Broken Sparkles