Monday, February 14, 2005

On The Mark -- Travel on Valentine's Day

If I can follow in The Misanthrope's footsteps for a day:

I suppose that I could love you
Though my mind tells me no way
It says screw it
You've been through it
It' s not worth the price you pay

(Loudan Wainwright III)

I'm not broke but you can see the cracks
You can make me perfect again

( U2: "All Because of You [I Am])

After many years of buying roses and jewelry and cards, last year I finally found a good reason for why we should celebrate Valentine's Day -- traveling. I had to travel from a conference in Indianapolis, connecting through Chicago in the evening. The airports were empty. The plane was nearly empty. The traffic back to my home once I arrived was free and easy.

Love was in the air, and it was heaven.


Janet said...

Interesting point.I suppose by the time V day rolls around, everyone is already with their loved ones.

Ran Selig said...

Simple yet powerful and meaningful.