Ο Άγιος Βαλεντίνος είναι ο άγιος του Έρωτα
Agios Valentinos er kjærlighetenes helgen
St Valentinos is the saint of love
I did not know much about Valentines day when I was very young. Did some of my friends know? But I think it is a “thing” that will go on, because it makes good business to the shops and (maybe still) the post office.
In a Norwegian newspaper I read that the post office had introduced this tradition in Norway.
Here it is now very popular, specially amongst the young ones, but they mostly uses their mobile phones.
Wikipedia; “Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.”
Valentine’s Day: Quotations
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
AND AS John Lennon would say;
and not think of this terrible Massacre;
“St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
In Chicago, gunmen in the suspected employment of organized-crime boss Al Capone murder seven members of the George “Bugs” Moran North Siders gang in a garage on North Clark Street. The so-called St. Valentine’s Day Massacre stirred a media storm centered on Capone and his illegal Prohibition-era activities and motivated federal authorities to redouble their efforts to find evidence incriminating enough to take him off the streets.” More you may read on; www.history.com
Wish you a happy Valentines Day!
Sunny, light weather here, +17C at 09.30 morning.
I will walk Pasxa and the MOLOS music lunch!