Saturday, February 13, 2010
Another Eve Day!
Do you and Mr Flower have plans for the holiday?
It seems strange to me that V-day is on a Sunday. Although I can accept that it has happened many times before. I think of Valentine;s Day as a school day. A day with mini Valentines cards put into paper bag mailboxes (being sure to have one for everyone in your class) followed by parent volunteer made cupcakes and juice for all. Viva la V-day I say. What's wrong with a holiday that brings you a boat load of mail assuring you of never ending love and sweets? Nothing I say. Let's celebrate it once a month instead of once a year.
The Third Man.
Why The Third Man? Well it is an excellent movie that you need to see for enjoyment/worship and as a cultural reference. I don't want to say, "I never knew the old Vienna before the war with it's Srauss music, it's glamor and easy charm" and not have you know what I mean. You could watch it on any Eve and it would be appropriate (especially on Thanksgiving I find) so it is completely on target for V-day. I don't know if you've ever seen it so I will not give away any of the plot (And what a plot! Thank you Graham Greene!) but there are a couple love stories in there along with so much other fabulously wonderfully exciting things. The love stories aren't the usual affairs. These two love stories take place under wildly unique circumstances and are played for dramatic effect but they are also painfully honest in their sweetest moments and their sad moments. And. At the end someone walks away independent and ready to survive. ~~~Sigh~~~ Lesson learned and maybe role model created? Oh yeah. In your face women's magazine!
Happy and with lots of things to love.
Hey! By the way...Happy Chinese New Year. It's the year of the tiger and now commence not being able to get "Eye of the Tiger" out of your head for the next 12 months.