The Sound of singles in their feelings: Valentine’s Day isolation edition
Single? In a lockdown? On Valentine's Day? This is for you.
Valentine’s Day snuck into last year just before the sh*t hit the proverbial global fan. It is the last remaining holiday that we haven’t experienced under the cloud of Covid-19 yet. The last first.
Couples – we know you’ve been trapped in your houses with your significant others for a probably unbearable amount of time. We know there’s not a corner of your abode that could possibly be turned into a romantic locked in night for 2. Yes, fine, you have a grain of our sympathy.
But really, spare a thought for the singletons who have really gone it alone. And not only gone it alone, but have had not a hope in hell of meeting someone in this, with nothing on offer but meek attempts at freezing walks in the local park 2 metres apart and 3 weeks of hastily organised half price meals in August. Ah, the romance.
So if you’ve been toughing it out, you’ve made it to the end of tinder in your area, and the light at the end of this tunnel is very dim, let music be your best companion this Valentine’s Day.
As Orsino says in the opening line of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, “If music be the food of love, play on”. Play on indeed.