Just Another Day
Another Valentine's Day without anyone to do for (or be for) has come and gone. Hallelujah.
Peter came and picked up the kids last night for his mid-week visit, and Anna must've turned to hug me three or four times before I finally pulled her aside and said "It's OK, Anna. I'm fine. I really, really am. Go have fun with your Dad."
"But Mom, it'sValentine'sDay."
"No, it's Tuesday, just like any other Tuesday for me. And it's fine. You're feeling worse about this than I am, for goodness sake."
"Really?" She asked, clearly doubtful.
"Really." I said, and I meant it. It was just another day, and not a bad one at all. I had a delicious Greek food dinner (that I swear is oozing out my pores today, but it wassoworth it), I relaxed and watched a great movie, and read a favorite book before I nodded off at a reasonably decent hour. It was pretty nice, as far as evenings go.
I think it's a good sign that the only reason I wished I had someone on Valentine's Day was so my daughter could stop worrying about me. Today should actually a bit harder - twenty seven years since Peter and I had our first date. The funny thing is, I'm feeling a whole lot of nothing, and nothing is pretty darn refreshing. Freeing, even. I like nothing. It works for me.
They say that the opposite of love isn't hate - it's indifference. I feel decidedly indifferent today. And I'd like to continue feeling indifferent for a good long time, if not forever.
So my Valentine's Day wasn't hearts and romance. Instead it was filled with the indifference of it being just another day.
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