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The Most Romantic Non-Proposal of All Time.

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“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” ~ H. Jackson Brown Junior.

It’s St. Valentine’s Day, a day when apparently many love-sick men propose marriage to their heart’s desire, as they bury said lover in mounds of fragrant roses whilst simultaneously slipping thousands of dollars worth of diamonds onto their beloveds petite hand.

I’m afraid the idea of such a proposal leaves me feeling rather flat.

How about some uncommercialised, straight-from-the-heart, free-from-gushing honesty this year?

One of the most romantic scenes I have ever seen in a movie is from “Three Weddings and a Funeral”. It is pure honesty at it’s best. I love it!

How do you feel about St. Valentine’s Day? Is it overrated, or do you enjoy the gushing and glitz?

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13 thoughts on “The Most Romantic Non-Proposal of All Time.

  1. I think every day should be a day of demonstrating love. Valentine’s Day was fun as a kid in school when we cut hearts out of construction paper and had an excuse for a party. Now? I would hope my loved one wouldn’t need a day to be told he should say he loves me.

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    1. I almost hesitate to say this, but yes, I think Valentine’s Day is more for the young, who are trying to impress someone, or they are just making it a fun day.

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you Carol, every day. πŸ™‚

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  2. I think it should be more generic. Not just about Romance but about Love … but as you say, we shouldn’t need one particular to say what’s in our hearts: we should be expressing it daily.

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    1. One of my daughters gave me a bunch of flowers (that’s them in the photo) just because she saw flowers on sale and knows how much I love them, but she buys me flowers occcasionally anyway, not just on Valentine’s Day. Romance doesn’t (usually) last, but true love does, and I agree that we don’t need just one day to express our feelings.

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  3. I think Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday, but like Christmas, has become ridiculously commercialized. Public marriage proposals annoy me, too. Staying together through the ups and downs of the years following the proposal is a far greater witness to the strength of a couple’s love than a showy display made at the beginning of it. My mom never had an engagement ring, nor did I, and it was interesting to see that my daughter doesn’t have one either. I made a special dinner for my husband last night, and we had a glass of wine and ate by candlelight. It’s a nice simple and bright holiday to have in the middle of a bleak stretch of winter…

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    1. Your comment about the engagement rings reminded me that my mother had a very small wedding, as did I and one of my sisters, and both of my daughters have already said that when the time comes, they don’t want anything big and showy for their wedding days either. Your candlelight dinner with your husband sounds like the perfect way to add some warmth to a cold winter’s night. πŸ™‚

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  4. Happy belated Valentine’s Day, Joanne. I am not a big VD fan. (Ha ha, double entendre…) Anyway, Barry and I keep saying we should celebrate. But we don’t. Haven’t in many years. Maybe it’s more a holiday for young ones whose hearts are still filled with la de da?

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    1. Hello Stacy! Thank you for thinking of me over Easter. I do hope you enjoyed your weekend, as I did here with my family.

      I haven’t had the time to write too much for a while (work committments) but I’m starting to catch up on “life” again just this week. πŸ™‚

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