"Money can't buy me love" - The Beatles
As I can't be with M tomorrow due the 1,500km that separate us, I sent her a CD of mp3s that make me think of her. The CD was sent in a plain, clear case with no label or track-listing, no card or wrapping in an ordinary Aust Post satchel. All I wrote on the CD was "Music For M". The lyrics of the songs on the CD say everything that I want her to know about how I feel for her and how much I miss her.
It's easy enough to write of Valentines Day as an overly commercialised hallmark event propagated by the media and corporations to mass-market love to a lonely and distanced consumer society (which I think it is). However, there is also the simple view of Valentines Day being a reminder to say "I love you" to those you care about. It's something we don't do enough of. Really, it's a very simple concept - no need for elaborate gifts, cards, flowers, chocolates, bears, lingerie, romantic dinners, jewelery - just an action or 2 and 3 words. A hug followed by a softly spoken "I love you" and a gentle kiss. Any partner who doesn't appreciate the simplicity and sincerity in that is not worth having.
Songs played while writing this entry:
"All I Want Is You" U2
"Sweetness & Light" Itch-E & Scratch-E
"Break & Enter" The Prodigy
"Skylined" The Prodigy