Excerpted musings taken from Caoimhe Gavril's current journal:
I first saw this quote on a coffee mug in a gift shop: If you love somebody, set them free. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.
Its confetti-like sprinkling of roses and hearts laughed up at me in loud derision. The trite saying on its side mocked me without remorse. I don't recall the year; it could have been within the past two years or the past twenty years for all I know. What I do know is that it was close to Valentine's Day because everything in the store was blood red. Cupids grinned down at me from their lofty perches on store shelves. Over my head, paper hearts swayed in the breeze created by the heating ducts on the ceiling. A smiling stuffed bear clutched at a balloon which read: I love you beary much!
Disgusted, I marched out of the store, nearly knocking over a tray of heart shaped sugar cookies. I have never liked Valentine's Day.
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