I should write something different on Valentine’s Day.
It’s true that Valentine’s Day is about celebrating romantic love, but as my friend used to say, if two people are really in love, every day can be their Valentine’s Day. And besides, there are just too many things about romantic love out there in the world now.
I was skyping my parents last night, and out of nowhere I started telling them something I thought they never knew: that I had been in romantic relationships before. I didn’t tell them before because I was really certain that they would get all angry and yell at me because my parents are quite traditional on this matter.
So I told them about those experiences, how and why they happened, and how and why they ended. And after I finished, my dad looked up from his bowl (it was lunch time back home) and grinned at me, “I already know, sweetie.”
I guess my dad saw my shocked expression because he, actually, laughed. He was like, “you’re my daughter, there’s pretty much nothing you can hide from me.” Apparently, he was able to tell from my gestures and my movements and teeny tiny stuff like that to see what’s happening to me.
“You know you’re kinda creepy, right, dad?”
I said that, but deep down I know he loves me 🙂
So I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t ever keep secrets from your loved ones.
I didn’t think it mattered much until this morning, when I was half way down the stairs to the laundry room, all of a sudden it dawned on me that I now feel so much closer to my parents than ever. When I was younger I was naive enough to be proud of myself because I thought I was able to hide so many of my secrets from my parents, and every time I got away with a lie I would giggle inside. But never had I feel this close to my parents before. The kind of closeness that I’m content with, that I want to cherish.
Because this means I have absolutely nothing hiding from the people I love the most in this world. Because this means there is no barrier between us. Because this means they are not only my parents but also my best friends, the kind of best friend whom I can have all kinds of conversations with.
And I love this feeling.
And I think it’s the same with romantic relationships. Don’t keep secrets. Because secrets can become barriers, and barriers will become insurmountable. Communication is key in every relationship, romantic or not.
Ah, the day of love.
Even my weather app is immersed in the atmosphere of Valentine’s Day
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