Aby-a-Day – February 11: Cuddle Buddy (Hipstamatic Monday)

It’s Valentine’s season!

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Everywhere you look, advertisements are showing you what “love” is.

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Billboards, commercials, full-page ads in newspapers and magazines…you can’t escape it.

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The message behind the ad, regardless of medium, seems to be that “love” has a price tag.

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You want to show someone your love? Buy them that diamond or Pandora bracelet or new Lexus you didn’t give them for Christmas.

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But that’s not really “love,” is it? (And doesn’t Jake remind you of Chessie in this photo?)

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Love isn’t about how much you spend.

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Love is coming in to a room where your loved one is, without being asked, and tucking yourself on their shoulder and under their chin. And purring.

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That’s what real love is.

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We watched Law & Order together for about three hours. Sadly, eventually I did have to get up, but I managed to extricate myself without disturbing Jacoby.

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Jakey is my Valentine.