We are adopting the cream as theme to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. When we travel by bus or train we meet many friends both men and women. It is worthwhile to express our feelings in open on that particular day. We are open minded and there is no scope for narrow mindedness when you live in a metropolitan city like Mumbai or even for that matter Navi Mumbai. It is indeed a great feeling to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your beloved wife by going to eat out to McDonald’s and have an ice cream and spend the night out in a wonderful way. It is indeed a day of roses. The fragrance of red roses gives an auspicious start to a hectic day. We live in Rose of Heaven and our mind mingle around the nicety of mankind/womankind and the meaningful life lived by us. Lotus can be a substitute to Red Roses but it is not easily available.
A bright coloured attire, pleasing manners and the mind to forget the worries and live carefree life is the order of the day. Mind is a monkey and so it fritters around to have fun and frolic after all. The best way is to greet our office friends with a pink rose and reveal the importance of extending a helping hand to the poor and down trodden people. Therein lies the real enjoyment and it is worth a living.
Relationship with your father or mother, wife or children even with friends blossom into a new world during this fantastic period. There is no need of worrying about lost relations but it is a day to renew old relationship and establish new ones. It is indeed a playful day. We forget about the old enmity and are desperate to form a frantic one. The love game start with “Love All”. It is needless to say that the unscrupulous elements attempt to play dirty games on that day and try to make it a fateful one. We are not following Western culture blindly. We are adopting the cream of the theme to our advantage.
Love is blind is true as far as the saying goes. But the fact that both the young and the old couples needs a special occasion like the Valentine’s day to express their love for each other. On this particular day, oldies and the youngsters feel that it is their prerogative to celebrate this day in a better way. At the same time, certain sections of the society take a different stand and they have other ideas.
We in India love to celebrate all the festivals in general and the Valentine’s Day in particular. There is nothing wrong in following Western Culture, so long as the spirit of the India custom is well and truly maintained within the stipulated limit. We Indians love simple living and high thinking. There is no harm in exchanging greeting cards, gifts or flowers. The society has to undergo positive change without making a big hue and cry. This year’s Valentine’s day promises love and affection.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)