So it’s Valentine’s Day. I’ve got to confess, I like Valentine’s Day. Sure, the argument can be made it’s commercialized and lacks understanding of the depth of a relationship–but a holiday devoted to love appeals to me. I share the opinion of Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter that love is the most powerful force in the universe–no other emotion can lead to such extremes (the heights of joy and the depths of pain). It also seems to me that love is perhaps the highest emotion–and let me be clear I am not just talking about romantic love: love for family, love for pets, love for friends, and romantic love should all be celebrated for love is, in my opinion the highest emotion. Love, true love, leads us to acts which reach the very core of the people we love. Even as small a gesture as letting a friend or family member unburden to you can have tremendous impact on that person’s life. So it is my opinion that Valentine’s Day need not be only for the couples. I am still single (in case anyone was wondering) and yet I have resolved to celebrate Valentine’s Day in mine own way. I’ll probably go downtown, pick up some chocolate or candy (possibly a drink of some sort too) and just have a good night thinking of friends and family. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even run into a friend and have a nice chat. My point is, it is the simple things that give clarity and strength and love, true love, is a simple, pure emotion–and that’s something to be celebrated any day.
Published by Devin Hogg
My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics. View more posts