Something I am thinking a lot about as the long Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches is meat, especially grilling and barbecuing.
One of the
There were a lot of early Christian martyrs who were named Valentine (or some derivation thereof) and Valentine’s Day was originally set up to honor them. Then, sometime during the middle ages, what had been a day of remembrance of people who were killed for their religion turned into a day to celebrate romantic and courtly love. (Thank you, Wikipedia.) How did that transition happen? Who the heck knows….
It is pretty fashionably to scorn Valentine’s Day as an over-hyped Hallmark holiday, and one that only exists to sell flowers, candy (especially chocolate), heart-shaped gee-gaws, anything red or pink, and over-priced restaurant dinners.
Eh, I admit that I can do without all of that. But a day devoted to reminding yourself about all of the people in your life that you love and appreciate? There is nothing bad about that.
So with that out of the way, I would just like to say the following…
Everything that we do together is an adventure, and it makes me so very very happy that you are my Valentine.
I love you.