Monday, February 13, 2012


I have never been in love. But I have read books, watched movies and known of people who have loved each other dearly. I am almost twenty, and as much as I would want to experience love, I don’t see why people make a big issue about someone's status quo. I have had my friends who have lovers, comment (intentionally or unintentionally) about how uncannily hopeful I am about witnessing a miracle, of falling in love. And I have accepted their criticisms graciously without letting go of my opinions on the given subject (if it could hardly be called one).

According to me, It is okay to be consumed in the thoughts of love. It is okay to like someone without the slightest reciprocation. And It is okay to dress up and feel good on Valentine's Day even if you are not in a relationship, at the given moment.

I kind of feel sorry for people who are against the entire concept of Valentine's Day. Most of them come up with excuses like, it is a byproduct of commercialism, we don't need another day just to celebrate love and so on and so forth. Some even go and on about how we shouldn't be happy on the given day because St Valentine lost his life almost light years back on the same day. What they don't realize is that we are celebrating the cause which he upheld even at the time of his death.

They are varied emotions which a human being is capable of expressing. But only Love has had the privilege of having an entire day to itself. So yes, just like we celebrate id, dusshera and Christmas we might as well celebrate the ephemeral feeling which can just be described in four simple letters. L-O-V-E.

On this Valentine's Day I wish for everyone to be stupid, to be impulsive and crazy. To go and confide to the person you love without expecting anything in return. To be brave even at the cost of embarrassing yourself in front of the cute guy who sits beside you in the Physics Class. Trust me, he will be fortunate to be wanted by someone like you, who is not afraid of expressing herself. I know for a fact that it is easier said than done, but I also know that when time comes, even I will take a leap of faith and give it a shot.

So yes , to everyone who might chance upon this piece of mine. Go out there and have a blast.

So long ,