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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Love Day

Happy St. Valentine's Day!
So this lovely day gets it's name from a Roman Catholic Saint's Day on February 14. Oddly, nothing is really known about St. Valentine, including why he was canonized. Although lots of stories have been made up or attributed to a St. Valentine without any proof.

Geoffrey Chaucer is the reason the date is associated with romantic love. Chaucer wrote in  Parlement of Foules (1382)

For this was on seynt Volantynys day
Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.
Translation: For this was on St. Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.

I am a big fan of love. Not just romantic love, but every sort of love there is.

You can love your family, your friends, animals, nature, and strangers. You can choose to act with love. You can choose to think with love. You can speak with love. Love is highly diverse and it really is what makes the world work at its best.

With lots of love to you all!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your words of love to reminds us all that we are connected - we are all made up of the same stuff - we need to love and take care of each other! All of us! Happy Valentines Day!