I recall waking up and entertaining thoughts of incorporating the seasonal nuances of pink or red, but immediately felt overcame by distaste. "It is a commonality," I thought to myself. Besides, I have grown to reject the commercialised design to most holidays. The ritualistic buying of the flowers, candy, jewelry and other materialistic gestures is borderline sickening. Materialism has assumed an ominous status in most Western cultures, namely North America seemingly, and it is painfully evident on holidays such as these. People forget it is a Saint's day -- a Holy day. I suppose it is still Holy in the sense that it celebrates Love and Love is a religion in itself - an art of God. Do not get me wrong, I Love that it is centered on Love, but as always, Love, like most religions, is thoroughly abused by its practitioners.
Ph. by Shannon R.