But really, isn't love--between friends, family, partners, and spouses--worth celebrating? Remembering how much love is in my life is a good thing, I think. No one is saying a person must buy boxes of chocolates or dozens of roses or fancy rings to show their love. People can--and do--but its not required.
Matt and I don't really buy each other presents. We don't go out for a hot date night. We enjoy an extra special meal(s) and a special occasion dessert, too, while we're at it. We spend the day enjoying each other's company, playing Scrabble, say, and going out for a stroll at the park to watch the birds. We saw almost half a dozen Bald Eagles. It was sunny when we set out and raining as we returned to the car. We visited a local arcade and played racing games. It was a simple and good day. And that is just right for our love.
|The makings for some fabulous Moscow Mules. This was our "present" for the both of us.|
|The Yellowstone River rolling by under that big, blue sky.|
|A Bald Eagle in flight over the river.|
|Take out Thai food--spicy eggplant--with homemade almond cheese filled wantons.|
|Derek's Israeli falafel--something we'd not had in ages!|
|A (vegan) cheesecake--and half of the "wall" Matt built to keep it hidden.|
|My Valentine for Matt. "You are the pepperoni on my pizza of life."|