The Artist-in-residence and I were downtown observing people when she suddenly burst into a sardonic laugh.
A.I.R. (shaking her head): It's too silly.
Me: What's too silly?
AIR: Everybody's buying flowers! Hahahaaaaaa!
AIR (almost hysterical with laughter): Why choose today, of all days, to tell some one that you think they're special? How can valentine's day be special when everybody's buying the same gifts, going to the same places, and doing the same thing??? Hahahaaaaaa!
Me (as I ushered her across the street and away from the dirty looks of the people lined up for flowers): You're right. How pedestrian.