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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day - Redefined

Happy valentine's day. Today when i woke up,and went through the Newspaper, then only it occurred to me that it is "Feb-14". Outside, young couples were already in the swing. But i failed to notice any special depiction of love at this particular day, in nature. May be nature doesn't care much about our feelings. If she(nature) asked me, i would have definitely given her some tips for making the day romantic, like blooming trees, flowering plants,snowing etc. May be she too think like my mother, that love is a waste of valuable time and only fools fell in love.
People say there are moral police on patrol, deputed by some extreme "Hindu-vadis". i thought may they don't have anyone to love them, that's why they are acting like this.
Moral police "go down", you can't feel or ever understand what does the beating heart of a lover say, or propagate or bellowing to the world ?.
When i looked out to the world all those people living by the side of roads and under the bridges, they were all there with the same vacant expression on their face. It felt like i should shout at them that today is a special day, enjoy every one.
Then i went to park and there view was splendid, girls were looking more radiant than ever. Boys were competing to get noticed by them. Then a beggar with hands folded approaches one of those beautiful couples who were in the park. Beggar was at once kicked off form that scene of perfect love or perfect happiness, one could say.
Love is universal. Whether you love someone special to your heart or love your parents or love the entire humanity, what matters is, how much can you love?. Are you a gentle lover(of those who are trodden and even enemies) like Jesus Christ or Gandhiji or some one like Mother Teresa. Or are you a passionate lover of trodden mankind like "Che" who would go any length and try anything?. Now a days the entire depth of love just contained into love between two people. That is not the real meaning of love it is only a part of it's meaning. Real love is vast as ocean. Why are we celebrating St. valentines day b'coz he did a heroic act of performing marriage ceremonies for young men, at the time of Roman Emperor Claudius II.He got death penalty for that. So let's celebrate Valentines day,but for the real reason.

For this was on seynt Volantynys day

Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.

["For this was Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate."]

by Geoffrey Chaucer