Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Is In The Air...

What is Valentine's Day, really, besides a day for single folks like us to feel down and those in relationships to feel obligated?

I did a little research on this Saint Valentine fellow. According to one legend, Valentinus ignored an order from Emperor Claudius II that forbade all engagements and marriages. Caught in the act of secretly conducting several wedding ceremonies, Valentinus was imprisoned and sentenced to death.

There's more to the story and history of Valentine's Day, but putting this spin on it certainly fits the present times for gays and lesbians. Someone recognized that honoring love by recognising committed relationships does have a place and was willing to put his life on the line. Now, that seems worth celebrating. Happy Valentine's Day!


Westernstock said...

Nice vision on the underground there!

thegayte-keeper said...


Anonymous said...

Dear Will Darling,
May the Holy Prayers and Intercession of St. Priest-Martyr Valentine of Rome, (who definitely has God's Ear) soon lead you to "The One",Your True Valentine from God.
lotsa luv,