When I was a freshmen in high school, an extracurricular club decided to sell carnations as a fundraiser. The carnations were sold in three colors...red, pink, and white.
The red carnations were for those in "long-term committed" relationships and vowed to stay together forever...or at least until the end of month.
If you received a pink carnation, it meant someone was crushing on you...which could go one of two ways.
White carnations...well, you were liked. But not "liked" like. Just liked.
Here's how it worked. Orders were placed early. Red carnations were $3. Pink carnations were $2. White carnations were $1. Recipient instructions were given and unless you were receiving red carnations, pink and white carnations were generally given anonymously. Which meant you were left wondering the inevitable question of "Who likes me?!" And to make this blessed event even more special, flowers were distributed during break-time. So EVERYONE witnessed this exchange of red, pink, and white carnations.
I received a single white carnation. At least I was liked. I was just happy to receive a carnation. Because not everyone received one.
Thank goodness the break lasted just a short time. Flowers were shoved into lockers and replaced with textbooks and binders, thus ending another painful high school/life experience.
If you are suddenly reliving those awkward high-school days with flashbacks, I apologize. But it is Valentine's Day.
Today, you may not receive the flowers you want AND deserve. Do yourself a favor and buy some flowers. Surprise someone anonymously. Or treat your self.
Because you are loved.
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