On Valentine Day, celebrated annually on February 14, Cupid loads his bow and couples toast their love across candlelit tables. It’s all in a day’s work for this busy cherub, but his spells trail targets throughout their lives.
The arrow-toting icon is introduced to youngsters with the exchange of cards bearing hearts and cute critters. Unbeknownst to these nursery-school tykes, the mischievous matchmaker foretells the inevitable moment when they will, one day, fall in love.
Secret admirers, fueled by Cupid’s potions of courage, engage their objects of desire in guessing games, shyly sending, anonymously, cards and flowers. The bashful might keep the receiver speculating indefinitely, but the more assertive will bravely come clean and reveal their identities.
Cupid’s potions of admiration assist dating couples with romantic repasts, evening escapades and tokens of heart-shaped chocolates and flowers. An extra shot in the rear gives procrastinating partners enough courage to pop the question, thus offering a significant trinket of the gold or platinum variety.
Even though the Bickersons are long pass the newlywed stage, they are not immune to Cupid’s interference. Recalling days of romance, they cast aside trivial squabbles for one evening to express their undying love.
During the golden years, Cupid’s work gets easier as couples embrace this day with growing appreciation. The date becomes more precious as the finite memory lane of their love lengthens behind them.
As Cupid takes aim this Valentine Day, gaze into your partner’s eyes and let the power of love work the magic that once brought you together. Then tell the interloper to get lost – two is romantic, three is a crowd.