Is love in the air?

I’m probably the wrong person to ask this question to… “Jon!” You may say, “St. Valentine preformed illegal marriages for soldiers in Rome.” And I mean, that’s all well and good, but, I’ve never really celebrated it, it’s always just been my birthday to me. However, that’s next week blog.

Objectively, I suppose love is in the air in the same way a fart is on a crowded elevator. Someone may comment on it, some may ignore it, others could laugh, and rarely you’ll find that one special gem that barfs. Only instead of it being a stinky fart, it’d be- Maybe that’s not the best metaphor, but I feel there are those who like the whole romantic February thing and there and others who don’t really care. Me, I like Feb 15th better than Feb 14th, all the chocolate is half price.

Retailers certainly capitalize on the prospect of love being in the air. However, I don’t feel I can add anything to that conversation that hasn’t already been said. I mean, at least there isn’t a Valentine’s playlist every store plays on a loop. I hope. If there was, I figure it would feature classics such as:

  • “You Are So Beautiful” – Joe Cocker
  • “All of Me” – John Legend
  • “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars

(Okay, I’m done…)

To use another, more accurate, smell metaphor: It’s like the smell of pine in a forest. It’s there, you notice it, some like it, others may not as much. I’m not sure anyone hates pine. And I’m sure people say they hate Valentines day, but I’m not sure they do. I think those people are just annoyed with all the people who like the smell of pine asking if they can smell and like the smell of pine. Love is at the appropriate amount of “in the air” for each person, if they monitor what comes into their personal bubble. Does that make sense?

If you are feeling like a little romance, consider checking out Kella Campbell’s Rockstar Heart. You can even hear an excerpt of it on Pondo’s Playground 😉