Usually disappointment along with the mirth of knowing I wasn’t the only one who received nothing.
I seem to know a lot of people who like me receive nothing each year.
I think it’s the not being loveable enough thing that has descended upon me as I age. People seem to want to keep me at a distance, that doesn’t mean they cross the street if they see me, they might, I’ve only witnessed it once from memory and that worked out for the best as the woman in question fled and was never seen again.
Once when I was married I received a bunch of flowers in the middle of a class I was teaching, which gave the students a lot to talk about. So not every Valentine’s Day has been lost.
It’s one of those very commercial days, yesterday, Sunday, the shops were full of red roses of various shapes and sizes.
I have a friend who is doing it tough at present so tomorrow to help her shall take her a bunch of flowers from our gardens here. A sort of Valentine’s gift, I sign of love and care.