Valentines Day as a whole presents unique problems to those in the transgender or the cis community. To begin with, this holiday is one of those “manufactured” special days which benefit the greeting card industry as well as jewelers and candy makers. Plus, of course, let’s not forget the restaurant industry.
As far as the transgender community is concerned, Valentines Day represents yet another lonely time. It’s also a remembrance of relationships lost due to trans issues. Sometimes though, if you are fortunate enough to live close to quite a few LGBTQ centers, they offer some sort of Valentines mixers. If you are brave enough to go.
For the most part, Liz and I are going to miss the rush and go out tomorrow night to our favorite Creole restaurant for dinner. There is nothing more romantic than sharing a big bowl of shrimp and grits…right? 🙂 As I think about it, due to my ongoing struggle with my weight, I will order my own bowl and bring part of it home. I could portion it’s goodness into two meals.
At any rate, I hope you have a Valentine’s Day which is memorable. If you even care.
If you do celebrate at all, good for you. You are doing your own small part to keep the economy moving!