It being valentine’s week, this whole week has been full of adverts for flowers, chocolates and other gifts one is suggested to give their loved one.
On radio advert just got me over and over though. It said ‘nothing says ‘I love you’ like a bunch of red roses.’ Every time I heard it I kept thinking to myself, ‘well…if you ask me…’
Yes, roses might be nice for a few days to a few weeks, depending on the quality. I will not go into my feelings towards cutting down things from its life source for human pleasure. (Even though I just did, I am sorry, please read on, it will get better, I promise)
Chocolates or other sweets definitely can make us feel nice for a few moments in time.
Does it really say, ‘I love you’ though?
For me what says ‘I love you’ would be the following:
Hold the person you truly love in a heartfelt hug that has no sensual undertone. Just really connect your heart to their heart for an extended time.
When you feel truly connected, hold their hands, look them in the eyes and say ‘I love you, you are a truly beautiful being, and I am very happy that you are in my life, I want to offer you my support wherever your life journey might take you, because you deserve the very best.’
Sometimes the very best things in life cannot be bought.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
― C.S. Lewis