You must be wondering why a bullet? Well in today’s world, an arrow is somewhat old fashioned (although I disagree but keeping in this context) because the world we are in people fall in and out of love just in a snap. Ridiculous really.
I personally don’t mind such cheesy holidays, though in most countries it’s not technically a holiday. The only thing I see is more couples flaunting and showing how not-so-lucky others are and shit, and on the other side – singles, fu-ck-damentalists, and some sorry fellas hooked up unsuccessful in getting laid bitching about Valentine’s Day on how it is fake, more about corporates making money. While I agree that on both sides there is truth, whom I feel sorry for are the middle ones who aren’t able to enjoy a day on this theme, if I can put it that way.
The holiday here in India for instance regarded as a front for neocolonialism, and the exploitation of working classes through commercialism by multinational corporations. Studies have shown that Valentine’s Day promotes and exacerbates income inequality in India, and aids in the creation of a pseudo-westernized middle class. As a result, the working classes and rural poor become more disconnected socially, politically, and geographically from the hegemonic capitalist power structure. While I agree with this, but here is the catch – isn’t this the same story almost everywhere? With that logic, not only India but almost every country should be removed from the world map.
And coming to the non-intellectual aka foolish lot, the hindu/religious ‘activists’ (give me a break), politicians and all those who have their own agenda, I have no need to even explain. One of the big reasons why the country/world is on a downward spiral. Well not only them, everyone else who share similar mentality and absurd thinking.
And coming to today’s daily prompt, well I have already mentioned a few times about the things I love, viz my laptop, gadget-accessories and well, bed. Not sure I have very much affection for anyone, let alone full love. Still waiting for that darling person to enter me life, and probably who can manage to put a bullet through my head. And sorry for letting you down, I stopped writing poetry years ago, and if I honestly admit by looking back, they were just absurd ramblings of my younger foolish naive self. More or less.
So instead, here is a drastic turned beautiful short love story I personally found in the critically acclaimed and best thing on TV, Game of Thrones based on the epic book series A Song of Ice and Fire.
Not going to say much if you haven’t read/seen already, if not I highly recommend you start doing it the first you do next. Hopefully next year I’ll have a more positive thing to write. Till then:
Valentine’s Day? That’s a Linkin Park song!