Thursday, February 14, 2008

From Your Valentine

"For this was on St. Valentine's Day, when every fowl cometh their to choose his mate." ~The Parliament of Fowls Geoffrey Chaucer

If you look up the origin of Valentine's Day you will find the mating of birds to be one of them. Which might be what these two red tail hawks were doing.
Then there is the one about the evening of Lupercalia, February 14th, Roman youths would draw names of girls from an urn. The name drawn was to be their partner during the festival to honor Faunus, who was the god of the crops.

Or Roman Emperor Claudius II and St. Valentine theory where Claudius stopped marriages to build his army but Valentine secretly preformed marriages until he was caught. Imprisoned he wrote a love letter and signed it "From your Valentine".

On one hand it is very nice that a day is put aside for love but on another I would not want to only get obligatory flowers and chocolates one day out of the year and be ignored the rest. We don't make a fuss over the day because as corny as it sounds everyday is Valentine's Day. I want him to know how much I love him everyday of the year. Ironically enough when I stopped believing in the fairy tale white knight riding in stuff is when it happened. God does have a plan.

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