Thursday, February 14, 2008

Of Valentine's and Victories

I wasn’t planning to write anything today aside from what I really have to do. In fact, I wasn’t planning to blog until I finish my deadlines in the office. But what the heck, here I am writing my take on Valentine’s Day while on break to get it over and done with.

For the record, I do not look at this day with disdain. I may despise the commercialization of Valentine’s Day, but those who have cause to celebrate – homos and heteros alike – have all the right to do so. I may be a little jealous of you, but don’t mind me. It is not something that rules my day and I’ll be over it by tomorrow.

I am not bitter nor jaded with Valentine’s Day and corollary to it, with romantic love. Past experiences (that are so very few and far between by the way) have left me a little scarred and scathed but definitely not cynical. I prefer to believe that I’ve learned some lessons and unlearned some beliefs. How the lessons can be applied and how the beliefs are really changed remain for me to know.

My take on Valentine’s Day: it is a good day to celebrate love with our feet firmly planted on the ground. It is a day to realize with fondness that we have loved and have been loved. It is a day to be wantonly happy if we are in love and loved in return. It is a day to look forward to being in love again and having a loving relationship.

Some may say that these can and should be done any day. Maybe it is. But today is a sweeter reason to do so.


Ok, so I may not have a lovelife. Nothing new there. But this news made my day.

Blanket suspension of the POEA MC-04 may not be equivalent to scrap. Still, definitely a victory.

This development further affirms my belief in the movement and people’s collective action. It is great to be a part of this movement and to take part in these actions.

It doesn’t end here of course. More fights to face. They don’t get tired of their antics and neither should we.


gibo said...

congrats sa suspension ng POEA MC-04! Nabasa ko nga ang magandang balita.Yung tungkol naman sa Valentine's, February 14 pala ngayon? Ching!

wanderingcommuter said...

that was actually what was about to congratulate you yesterday when i heard the news kaso hidni ako nakaharap sa computer eh.

nonetheless, congrats po sa inyo!

Lyka Bergen said...

Ayan! Ang importatnte ay... may puso ka! Happy V!

Tara! Kape't Yosi ta!

Turismoboi said...

i wish u find love

jericho said...

@gibo: para ngang may afterglow pagkatapos ng isnag perfect night. hehe

@wandering: thank you po! (po daw o!)

@lyka: sige tara!

@turismoiboi: lost, found, finding ..;)

Anonymous said...

For valentines day, U really Luv ur cause! belated jeric! :)

cant_u_read said...

first time ko mag-valentine's nang single since 1999.

ang saya kaya mag-celebrate na isang grupo kayo na puro singles! uulitin ko next year. ay teka! e pano pag di na kayong lahat single? di bale. hahanap na lang ako ng bagong single friends!