Feb 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Maybe it is my age and lack of enthusiasm. Plus, in my line of work, holidays mean work. Good money, but work. After all these years though I do believe it is a day to commemorate the love shared between two people. I notice when I waitress on these days, it is always the newlyweds who sit and make kissy face in the booth. The older couples are rather different. The wife usually orders for both of them, because she has been married to the man for so long, she knows what he eats better than he does. I love it when I ask a man how he wants his steak cooked and his wife answers for him. The man just shakes his head and nods "yup". Those couples don't make too much of a fuss, but the love is just visible, the smiles and tears are etched in the lines of their worn faces. I don't think Hallmark has come up with a card to summarize that many years with another human being. There simply aren't words. Happy Valentine's Day.