tirsdag 14. februar 2012

Is celebrating love one day a year enough?

Saint Valentine's Day is now an internationally celebrated day of love, but it hasn't always been that way. In the beginning it wasn't associated with romantic love at all, but a holiday established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, to honour one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. By the 15th century, however, Valentine's Day had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"), and it no longer had anything to do with religion or the honouring of martyrs.

The above is cut, shortened, and re-hashed from information found on http://www.wikipedia.org/.

Although I think it a jolly nice tradition to have a day in the year which is dedicated to celebrating love, I look around me and am reminded of a song which goes something like this: "What the world needs now, is love, sweet love". It makes me conclude that it would be wise to celebrate love more often, perhaps as much as another 364 days of the year. I think the world would look significantly different then, don't you?

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