Friday, 15 February 2013

This History of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day past last Thursday so I thought we'd spend today talking a little about love.

Photo Not Mine
Originally I was just going to talk about the history of Valentine's Day but honestly it was a little boring. Here's the basic and dumbed down, version: Roman Emperor decided that soldiers were more likely to go out and risk their lives if they weren't married so he banned marriage. Saint Valentine married a bunch of people in secret but he was eventually caught and killed.

Beautiful right?

But it does bring up a very good point about the holiday. It's become this day of grand genstures and obligations of love when really, it was about having the right to celebrate your love.

I love that you get to see that in the Between books. It's these two people who just love each other and want to be together and are determined to be together against all odds.

It's also a good example of the differences between Finding Love, Falling in Love and Being in Love.

Regardless, ain't love grand?

What is your definition of love? Let me know in the comments.

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