Valentine’s Day

Today is the feast of St Valentine, about whom little is known. He seems to have been adopted as a patron saint of pure love, and then his day, today, developed over recent years into a particularly crass example of commercial exploitation of feelings that two people hold for each other.

You can love someone without buying them a card or a gift; your love is not measurable by the quantity or quality of material gifts that you endow. Like Saint Valentine, that has been forgotten in today’s materialism.

Most folk call today Valentine’s Day; the Saint has been forgotten yet again.

I would, if it were in my gift, abolish these commercial exploitations of feelings and I think Saint Valentine’s day would be at the very top of the list of exploitations I would banish.


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