We asked you how you’ll be spending this Valentine’s Day
And to these lovers, I ask… Where are you?
Valentine ultimately was the God-version of your everyday teen chick-flick fangirl. He decided that there should be a day where the couples can celebrate their love for each other, and for centuries this has been the case. Eventually Capitalism got in on it too and started promoting the abundant sale of flowers, jewellery, chocolates, and in collaboration with fancy French restaurants, managed to add a “ca-ching” element to this emotional ‘holiday’.
Ah these, couples, like in all places, we also have them at King’s: excited for their plans, ready to profess their love to on another. And to these lovers, I ask… Where are you?
Are you a minority? Have we perverted and transformed Valentine’s day to a sacrilegious day where we appreciate the rituals of the single simpleton… the singleton?
I walked around King’s asking people about their exciting plans, and this what some had to say:
Emma, 1st Year Comparative Literature with Film
Claudia, 1st Year International Relations
Romane, 1st Year French with Film
Jad, 1st Year Film Studies
Kat, 3rd Year Fine Arts and History
Catrin, 1st Year European Studies
Ula, 1st Year French
Thomas, 4th Year Medicine
Julia, 1st Year International Relations
Karan, 1st Year European Studies with French
Babette, 1st Year Biomedical Engineer
Harmz, 3rd Year Computer Science
Camille, 1st Year European Studies
David, 2nd Year Music
Christine, Study Abroad
Amedeo, 1st Year European Studies
Maybe we’ve changed the meaning of Valentine’s day, and whether Valentine approves or not doesn’t really matter because… he’s dead.
It’s becoming rarer to see a happy couple on valentine’s day, and increasingly popular to catch a human being sharing the tragic “forever alone” memes on the internet, myself included. And maybe that’s not a bad thing, because Valentine’s day should evolve along with us, and if the world happens to be filled with mundane Valentine’s day plans, then that’s how it’s going to have to be… Sorry Valentine…
On that note, Happy Valentine’s day everybody, may your day be as exciting or mediocre as you want it to be!