If You’re Cynical About Valentine’s Day – This is For You


I went into marriage at age 34, after a long series of failed relationships — but I have never been more certain that it was absolutely the right choice, because it took all those failures to teach me what to value in a life partner.

It was his second marriage, and I am eternally grateful to wife #1 because she was such an easy act to follow — she was a really terrible wife, but he spent six years in hell trying to make that marriage work.

With that kind of loyalty and stubborn sticking power, I knew we were going to make it work. And we have. In April, we will have been married for 38 years — more of my life than all the years before our wedding day.

So for those of you who are cynical about Valentine’s Day, for all those who say it’s just a ploy to sell more cards and flowers and chocolate and jewelry, please click:

Ignore all the commercialization — because a Day set aside for Love and Romance is so much needed in this world.



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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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3 Responses to If You’re Cynical About Valentine’s Day – This is For You

  1. I’m not seeing the link to click, Nona. Maybe I’m doing something wrong…

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    Sorry Becky – the new editing system is NOT AN IMPROVEMENT – I’m still struggling with it

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