February 14, 2013

{ L.O.V.E.!

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

I have NEVER celebrated Valentines Day in my life! I guess it has never made sense to set a apart ONLY one day to celebrate L.O.V.E?? Then again, some may argue so is Christmas and Easter !!
I don't know the story of Saint Valentine or what noble act he did to get a day in his honor??? --- *googling*

Legend has it ::
... St. Valentine was a priest near Rome in about the year 270 A.D, a time when the church was enduring great persecution. His ministry was to help the Christians to escape this persecution, and to provide them the sacraments, such as marriage, which was outlawed by the Roman Empire at that time.
He was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her.Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church.
The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) --- Wikipedia.
 Awwwh, i think he deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for LOVE..

Tonight am doing dinner with my friend Sharon :)





1 comment:

  1. yes in deed, looking forward to our 'fogo gaucho' date... this is my first time celebrating, my usual plans are sleeping with Taji but for today, i will make an exception and go all out(no pun intended to my dolly)... hoping that you have a fancy phone, we need pictures :)