Friday, February 13, 2015
Valentine's Day is the one that disturbs my sense of the logical order of the universe more than any other. Why is it that those female Earthlings are attracted to red roses? And why is it that this ritual must take place in the middle of winter when flowers in their Northern Hemisphere are mostly not blooming? Then there is the fact that if a husband fails to obtain roses for his wife on Valentine's Day, he will be condemned for having never bought a flower for his wife in his life, even if he had bought innumerable flowers for her at earlier times. Then there is the issue that the flower must be cut, which greatly shortens the flower's life expectancy. A flower in a pot with dirt won't do, even if it will continually bloom for months. The Valentine's rose must also have the fresh cut fragrance, even if the recipient is allergic to the flower. And we haven't yet gotten into discussing the history of this special day.
Posted by Looney at 7:48 PM