I used to be innocent and naive and think Cupid was a sweet little cherub who just happened to carry a bow and arrow for fun. Surely this pure angel would only ever shoot an arrow for good? For the sake of Happiness?
How deluded can one be?
I finally met Cupid, he smiled at me and I saw his fangs.
You might think it is a mere cheeky glint you see in Cupid’s eyes but don’t be fooled – it is in fact the reflection of his nasty streak and the evidence identifying the psychopath.
Now, I know that the sweet rounded cheeks are hiding an army of sharp, pointed teeth, ready to bite and tear chunks out of a soft fleshy heart.
The arrows are steeped in poison and will slowly paralyse, render one’s mind and heart powerless, bring on pain, suffering and inexorable decay. Cupid does indeed shoot arrows for fun, like an evil, out of control child who pulls the tails of cats and dismembers insects – laughing with glee as he does.
If you and Cupid ever happen to cross paths, do yourself a favour and look the other way – otherwise you might just find yourself with your ass in a sling. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
*I posted this exactly a year ago…in case you haven’t guessed yet, I hate Valentine’s Day… I don’t just dislike it but actually hate it. It’s always been that way, when I was single and when I wasn’t. Boyfriends would get a shock when they turned up on my doorstep with a bunch of flowers and I would yell at them: “what did you fucking do that for? Are you one of those? NO, we’re not going to a fucking restaurant tonight, we’re having cheese on toast, here! And I think there should be no sex either, as a protest against this Valentine’s day bullshit.” Okay, so I didn’t actually yell . And I could never go through with the no sex part.
But, seriously, from the vomit inducing commercialisation to the smug display of “fake” love that’s only bound to depress sensitive single souls out there…the number of people who go all out on Valentine’s and then show all the romance of a paper clip the rest of the time…it’s sickening.
If you want to celebrate love, do it by being loyal, honest, and considerate all year long. People truly secure in their relationship don’t get caught up in this silly tomfoolery, it’s for insecure souls only.
Don’t be fooled and get depressed at the sight of those couples in restaurants or those desperately clutching hands in the street…chances are he’s cheating on her, or she’s cheating on him, and if they’re not cheating, they probably just barely tolerate each other the rest of the year – they’re just trying to prove something to themselves, and the rest of the sheep out there.
However, if you’re one of those in a happy relationship and you truly enjoy Valentine’s day, then don’t let my cynicism (realism more like) put you off (as if you would anyway) 😉
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