“If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular” and other Valentine thoughts

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“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon,” one rather cynical person observed. 

“Valentine’s Day is when a lot of  married men are reminded what a poor shot Cupid really is,” ventured another fellow who wisely chose to remain anonymous.

“If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?” someone (a retailer?) wondered aloud.

America’s children even weighed in.  On the subject of falling in love, Harlen, age 8, had this to say:  “I think you’re supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn’t supposed to be so painful.” 

“(It’s) like an avalanche where you have to run for your life,” said Roger, age 9.

“If falling in love is anything like learning to spell,” declared 7-year-old Leo, “I don’t want to do it.  It takes too long.”

Regina, age 10, expressed her own reluctance.  “I’m not rushing into being in love.  I’m finding fourth grade hard enough.”

“Love will find you even if you try to hide from it,” said Bobby, age 8.  “I have been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me.”  Every dating service on the planet would love to know his secret.

The famous Joyce Brothers gave this advice:  “No  matter how lovesick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along.” 

American genius Albert Einstein cautioned, “Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.  Decades later, ’80s band, Aerosmith, sang, “Falling in love is so hard on the knees.” 

“Love wouldn’t be blind,” another anonymous person observed, “if the Braille weren’t so…much fun.”

I think the bottom line is this – love simply cannot be quantitated.  It can’t be fully explained, even by the wisest among us.  Perhaps young Jan, age 9, got as close as anyone has yet.  “No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with  how you smell.  That’s why perfume and deodorant are so popular.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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