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The Ghost of Valentine’s Days Past

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I have never been a big believer in Valentine’s Day. It is a commercialised holiday, designed to guilt people into becoming consumers in the name of love. When I was married, I always told my husband to forego the flowers on February 14th and wait until the 15th, when he could get twice as many for half the cost. Or better yet, spring them on me on March 3rd…or July 9th…or September 23rd; just whenever he felt like buying me flowers for no reason. Now that I carry the Single status, I can consider VD just another day. And I like that.

But that doesn’t mean that over the years I haven’t received a Valentine or two: the flowers, jewelry, chocolates in boxes that are pretty enough to keep, even a love letter or two. Those little mementos of times when a significant other defied my request and presented me with a single rose, a necklace, a box of chocolates, a note with a few heart-felt words scribbled in his best penmanship.

Those things are all gone now. But the memory of them conjures up the Ghost of Valentine’s Days Past to haunt me for a few days each February. The gifts from those relationships, either fleeting or sustained, are a reminder that I have been loved.

It is a haunting always welcomed, then forgotten very quickly as the days pass by.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: United Colors UC_Sonia_dress_all in 1_Maitreya by Unitedcoloursteam (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-28, 2016)
Shoes: Essenz – Maine (Cream) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo
*Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Jasmine” by Marisa Kira (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-28, 2016)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Legend – Henna – RARE by Julie Hastings (gacha prize)
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
*Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (Ghost Persian Blue, w3) by Arkesh Baral
Eyelashes: * Mon Cheri * *MC* “Falsies” by Freya Oliveri

Rug: dust bunny . ruffle rug by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Hanging plant: dust bunny . hanging flower pot . blue by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Room divider: junk. picture doors. by Tab Tatham (gacha prize)
Plant stand: junk. plant stand. by Tab Tatham
Table: [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Table – Light by danielestro (gacha prize)
Birdcage: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Birdcage by danielestro (gacha prize)
Gift box: [ zerkalo ] True Love – Gift Box White by daniel estro (gacha prize)
Box of candles: [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Crate with Candles by danielestro (gacha prize)
Book: [ zerkalo ] Cozy Corner – Book by daniel estro
Wash stand: [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Washstand – Light by danielestro (gacha prize)
Vase of branches: BelleEquipe Design Store {BE} Lighted Branches by Pokute Burt
Build: junk. attic skybox. RARE by Tab Tatham (gacha prize)

Pose: BodyLanguage SLC SS POSE Back Shot!! BackShot04L by manmoth Nishi

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