Valentines day is just around the corner and I was still why its not a public holiday yet, unlike other holiday in a valentines day we have lots to do right? Its not a easy job being a valentine. anyhow just because it falls on a random working day doesn't mar any of it glamour. the day is just as afresh with love as any. Does it ?
So since its a valentines day and I already have a beautiful gift wrapped up for my special one, I have nothing much to write about that until after Tuesday. we don't want to ruin the surprise do we, not that she will read it or anything, but cant take chances. Not with her. So I decide to do some searching, a bit of goggling, some digging a bit of tweeting , a pinch of scrounging and to top it all up a bit by myself. So here are all the funny, lovely and strange things that popped up along the way.
A little bit of History courtesy of Mr Wiki
The Early Medieval acts of either Saint Valentine were expounded briefly in Legenda Aurea. According to that version, St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer.
Since Legenda Aurea still provided no connections whatsoever with sentimental love, appropriate lore has been embroidered in modern times to portray Valentine as a priest who refused an unattested law attributed to Roman Emperor Claudius II, allegedly ordering that young men remain single. The Emperor supposedly did this to grow his army, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail.
There is an additional modern embellishment to The Golden Legend, provided by American Greetings to History.com, and widely repeated despite having no historical basis whatsoever. On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he would have written the first "valentine" card himself, addressed to a young girl variously identified as his beloved as the jailer's daughter whom he had befriended and healed. It was a note that read "From your Valentine.
So thanks to Mr Saint Valentine, We our very own Valentine and a common valentines day, You did great St valentine irrespective whether you you wrote the valentines day greeting or not, we your humble followers do so every year with out fail and shall continue to do so till of course we get to join your excellence in the highest heaven.
A few lovely quotes to get you in the Groove
courtesy of peachpurple
Top 10 Valentine's Day Quotes which I find them romantic, lovely and unique.
1.Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved- by Victor Hugo
2.Love is the condition in which happiness of another person is essential to your own - by Robert Heinlein
3.Love is the only gold - by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
4.To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven- by Karen Sunde
5.A life without love is like a year without summer - by Swedish proverb
6.Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given, never forgotten, never let it disappear - by John Lennon
7.For it was not into my ear your whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. - by Judy Garland
8.Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning - by Unknown
9.Love is all you need - by Paul McCartney
10.When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I have seen your kindness and your strength. I have seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You ARE a HELL of a WOMAN ! - by Joss Whedon
11. "Love is always in the air, all you have to do is sniff it" - Rupertt Aryeen Wind
( Wondering who Rupertt Wind is? That's me just added this myself. LoL :)
A few extra pics I found lying around
courtesy of amolife
So that's it in this thread, the next one will contain more of romance, love and action all packed into a beautiful pink valentine gift for you, until then stay tuned.
Just kidding get away from the screen before your special one trashes it for paying it more attention that him/her.
Have a very special valentine's week, Love is always in the air , all you have to do is sniff it. he he
photos :courtesy of amolife