I wasn’t trying to be artistic or symbolic when I threw these candy hearts in my sink a few years ago. In fact, when I snapped this, I wasn’t even into photography. I think I was just discarding some leftover decorations, hadn’t yet run the garbage disposal, and thought…this is kind of cool.
Love can hurt a little. I’ve blogged about it before. My favorite was a post from last April when I was simply doing cell phone art. I’m trying not to be cynical about the whole romantic love thing, but honestly, it has made me feel a little ripped apart. And Andy telling me that I only hated Valentine’s Day because I was “alone” just made that old wound bleed again.
So, this is my tribute to a psuedo-holiday: Love is cold steel. Sometimes it chops the heart up into little, ugly pieces.
My sincerest apologies to my readers. Thank you for allowing me to vent, and I’ll be in a better mood tomorrow!
6 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Hostility”
Great job “seeing” this before washing them all away!
Thanks, David. 🙂
Thanks, Morgan! I think I was being more dramatic than I really feel. I may not be fond of Valentine’s, but I am a romantic at heart as well. I just happen to always be single this time of year! If only this holiday happened in early spring or fall…
This is one of the only holidays I know that has so many people split on how they feel about it. And however you feel about it, you have that right! Love the photo too! Doesnt even matter that Im a romantic at heart, we’ve all been able to relate to this at one time or another.
When you posted this I was going through my photos, trying to pick one that sums up how I feel about V-Day this year. I don’t think I can do any better than your shot or what you wrote. Time to think up another post… V-Day over in 11.5 hours…
Thanks Mike…we’re over halfway to Feb 15!! 🙂