"For Out of The Abundance of The Heart the Mouth Speaks"
Sunday, February 27, 2011
February Makes Me Wonder
I'm sure that many florist, jewelers, candy makers,wedding planners, restaurants, hotels, motels, stores and street vendors made lots of money on Valentine's Day. After all February is the month of love.
I wonder how many couples broke up so one of them wouldn't have to purchase a gift for the other. I wonder how many couples argued because one didn't get the gift they desired or didn't appreciate what was done for them. I wonder how many ladies called their significant other to say "you don't love me because I didn't receive flowers at work." I wonder how many lovers had wonderful romantic plans and went all out to please one another. Expressions of love should be given all year. Love is not about a man made holiday designed to make you prove how much you love someone and empty your pockets.
Black History Month is also celebrated in the month of February. This is the month that Blacks and others commemorate African Americans who have changed the world. How we were expected to tell our history that is so rich and vast in a month?
When I was a youngster in school, back in the day, it was called Negro History Week. As usual, given the time constraint, we manage to celebrate in style all over the world. I wonder what the world would like be like if the slave ships only stopped in America. I know it would be void of the gifts, talents and contributions made by African people all over the world.