It's Valentine's Day Weekend. As usual, I don't have a Valentine.
In Italy it's kind of celebrated but not to the steriods level it is in the States. As a single person this is fine with me!
I picked up some amazing porcini mushrooms at the market and will make myself a very romantic dish of risotto. Along with a nice bottle of Sicilian wine, I'm good to go.
Back in L.A. the build up to Valentine's Day sent me into a funk. You couldn't even go out to dinner as every restaurant had a special V-Day menu. I felt bad for men who were under a lot of pressure to spend x-amount of money on flowers (the prices are always hiked up) and other gifts.
I ADORE flowers but I think there's something weird about the mass marketing/commercializing of romance and love.
When it comes to matter of the heart, I say keep it simple. Actions and words speak louder than a dollar sign.
This short instrumental version of "My Funny Valentine" floors me. The emotion, the longing, expressed without a word. Beautiful.
Have a great weekend.