Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! Yeah for some anyway......
The happy and in love revel in it, smugly smile and boast about their loved ones spoilings, and the single and longing loudly claim “it’s just commercial bullshit anyway.”
Should Valentine’s Day be just about the flowers, gifts and chocolates?
When we look back at the noble origins of the day, it all began with St Valentine. He lived at a time when the Roman’s persecuted Christians and was said to have been executed for secretly marrying soldiers to their loved ones, who were forbidden to marry as it was believed this made them better soldiers.
The legend has been embellished over the years. But it is said that while he was imprisoned St Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer and then wrote before his execution “from your Valentine” as a farewell to her.
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne and Spenser and many more have written Valentine verse as have most of us in the throes of adoration and love.
Isn’t it funny that when we’re in love and content, Valentine’s Day feels like a magical day filled with love that compels you to profess your adoration to the one closest to your heart. So why be so cynical during the “love drought” of 2013?
So keeping all of this in mind, if you’re single and have no official Valentine, remember that St Valentine sacrificed his life to bring others happiness. So tomorrow wish ALL those you love a happy Valentine’s Day and in doing so celebrate and honour the memory of a man who put the love of other’s before his own and filled many lives with love.