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Valentine's Day.
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4 February 2011
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"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
4 February 2011
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The history of it seems a little fuzzy. It commemorates the death of one or many Christian saints, who refused to deny Christ and was/were beheaded for it. I thought at the least someone was shot in the heart with an arrow..? That would at explain the heart connection, which would lead to love, then romance, and then over-priced chocolate-flavored wax.

It's looks like Love and Valentine's Day were connected by Chaucer, "For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make." (For this was Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate). Kind of sweet.

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4 February 2011
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skye said:

The history of it seems a little fuzzy. It commemorates the death of one or many Christian saints, who refused to deny Christ and was/were beheaded for it. I thought at the least someone was shot in the heart with an arrow..? That would at explain the heart connection, which would lead to love, then romance, and then over-priced chocolate-flavored wax.

It's looks like Love and Valentine's Day were connected by Chaucer, "For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make." (For this was Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate). Kind of sweet.


So basically it became consumer-based like Christmas?
Edit: I now have even posts than Skye. Spooky. This has been a strange day

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

4 February 2011
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And God Forbid someone should have to pay full price.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

4 February 2011
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Nigel the good dog
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skye said:

The history of it seems a little fuzzy. It commemorates the death of one or many Christian saints, who refused to deny Christ and was/were beheaded for it. I thought at the least someone was shot in the heart with an arrow..? That would at explain the heart connection, which would lead to love, then romance, and then over-priced chocolate-flavored wax.


I love how the history for Valentines day is so gruesome. I remember I told people this and they were really shocked. It was hilarious. a-hard-days-night-john-6
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