“You want a flower?” He asked her politely.
She smiled and nodded in yes!
He bought her a red rose wrapped in a clear plastic from a street vendor who was standing in the restaurant we were having dinner at in New York City.
I observed both of them. The $3 flower made her smile wider & eyes sparkle. He looked at her with love. ‘They are so cute.’ I thought to myself. She held onto the rose that entire night. The next time I saw that flower was after 2 weeks when I sat in her car. It was sitting on her dashboard. Gray & Wilted.
People have such different forms of expressing their affection, friendship, romance, and unconditional love. Although I believe in loud & proud, expressive, big grand love, flowers were never my thing. I mean they are pretty, colorful, and I do like to look at them but you can’t really do anything with them and they wilt after a few days.
With Valentines Day right around the corner, the television and radio have been airing their advertisements and talk-shows all about it. Stores are overflowing with red decorations, heart-shaped chocolates, red roses, and gifts. As far as I’m concerned, food definitely makes me happier. I’m Food-o-Holic, addicted to & in love with food. OMG, does this make me a hopeless romantic? Even if it does, I’d rather have my hubby buy me a mouth-watering-delicious-halal-chicken-burger on Valentines day. Heart Shaped ones are preferred 😉