By Adeola Aderounmu.
On the 14th of February every year, people fool around the world in the name of love. Teenagers are well indulged in the rituals of expressing their love to their boyfriends or girlfriends as the case may be. It is quite possible that girls and boys use the prevailing atmosphere of perceived love on this date of the year to throw away their precious flowers. Who knows how many get their infectious first kisses on this worldly date? Adults are not left out of this love game. Incidents have revealed that in as much as the message of Valentine is love, there are a lot of elements of diabolism associated with the event.
I cannot deny the fact that I have sent 1 or 2 valentine cards in my entire life. I have also made out gifts few times to express my warm regards to the people that are dear to me. But each time I have done that, I have not differentiated the love that I’d radiated on that date with the type of love that I try to radiate for the rest of the month or year. I have tried several times to extend fellowship of love and affection to the people around me or others that I meet throughout the year.
We live in a world full of hatred, racism, war and general indifference. We have been unable to extend the euphoria of the good times to indefinite lovefulness. This world is full of hypocrisy and the expression of hatred abound.
The saddest thing about valentine minus Christmas day is its emphasis on expressing love just one day in a normal year and leaving the remaining 363 days to be enveloped by hatred, wicked criticisms, selfishness, indifference, loneliness and broken heartedness.
It would be a wonderful world if we live everyday of our lives like its Valentine’s Day!