Breaking Hearts

commercialism
puts a hefty price on love
breaking lonely hearts

Kim M. Russell, 14th February 2020

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My response to Carpe Diem #1811: Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s day, for many a day to send cards to secret lovers or give gifts to the ones they love.

11 thoughts on “Breaking Hearts

  1. Yes, it does.
    I stopped buying into the commercialized romance aspect years ago. I like the heart images and I like chocolate. So I started thinking of Valentine’s day as Chocolate Hearts Day.

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  2. Seriously, WordPress, again?
    An once again I forgot to copy before trying to post.
    I fully agree that VD (as I started calling it) makes things worse for the lovelorn. I stopped considering it a “romantic” holiday a good 20 years ago because it just made me unhappy to think of it that way. I like the heart images and I like chocolate. So, it’s now Chocolate Hearts Day, and the chocolate hearts I buy myself are just as good as any that Prince Charming might buy me.
    I decided a long time ago that Prince Charming was gay. So if he buys me chocolate hearts, it’s strictly platonic.

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  3. Seriously, WordPress, again?
    An once again I forgot to copy before trying to post.
    I fully agree that VD (as I started calling it) makes things worse for the lovelorn. I stopped considering it a “romantic” holiday a good 20 years ago because it just made me unhappy to think of it that way. I like the heart images and I like chocolate. So, it’s now Chocolate Hearts Day, and the chocolate hearts I buy myself are just as good as any that Prince Charming might buy me.
    I decided a long time ago that Prince Charming was gay. So if he buys me chocolate hearts, it’s strictly platonic.
    ~cie~

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  4. At least this time I remembered to copy the comment. WordPress has eaten my comments both when I try to comment using my WordPress account and with my Facebook account. What gives?
    Anyway, here’s the comment. Hopefully it goes through this time.

    I fully agree that VD (as I started calling it) makes things worse for the lovelorn. I stopped considering it a “romantic” holiday a good 20 years ago because it just made me unhappy to think of it that way. I like the heart images and I like chocolate. So, it’s now Chocolate Hearts Day, and the chocolate hearts I buy myself are just as good as any that Prince Charming might buy me.
    I decided a long time ago that Prince Charming was gay. So if he buys me chocolate hearts, it’s strictly platonic.

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  5. I am having a lot of trouble commenting on WordPress blogs today. Most of my comments have been gobbled up.
    I fully agree that VD (as I started calling it) makes things worse for the lovelorn. I stopped considering it a “romantic” holiday a good 20 years ago because it just made me unhappy to think of it that way. I like the heart images and I like chocolate. So, it’s now Chocolate Hearts Day, and the chocolate hearts I buy myself are just as good as any that Prince Charming might buy me.
    I decided a long time ago that Prince Charming was gay. So if he buys me chocolate hearts, it’s strictly platonic.

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  6. I am having a lot of trouble commenting on WordPress blogs today. Most of my comments have been gobbled up. If you end up with a bunch of duplicate comments, just delete most of them and please accept my apologies.
    I fully agree that VD (as I started calling it) makes things worse for the lovelorn. I stopped considering it a “romantic” holiday a good 20 years ago because it just made me unhappy to think of it that way. I like the heart images and I like chocolate. So, it’s now Chocolate Hearts Day, and the chocolate hearts I buy myself are just as good as any that Prince Charming might buy me.
    I decided a long time ago that Prince Charming was gay. So if he buys me chocolate hearts, it’s strictly platonic.

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    1. We’re in the Twilight Zone! All of your comments went to trash, without even being spammed! I have read them all, Cara. Thank you for going to so much trouble – it’s appreciated. I often wonder if all of my comments are received. Chocolate Hearts day it is! 🙂

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