By Rosie Moore

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, when lovers show their love in various ways. Here are some quotes from people about that day.

“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” Author unknown

“Love is a smoke made with the fumes of sighs.” William Shakespeare

“Love, a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.”   Author unknown

“Who, being loved, is poor?”  Oscar Wilde

“For it was not in my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”  Judy Garland

“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.” e.e. Cummings

And here’s funny  quote, “All you need is love. but a little chocolate now and then don’t hurt.”  Charles M. Schulz

And, my favorite saying, “Grow old with me. The best is yet to be.”  Robert Browning

As you’ve guessed by now I’m in a “Valentine” mood. This holiday, which was purveyed shortly after the Christmas items were stocked away, is one of the best holidays in the world, competing with Mother’s Day and  Thanksgiving, and, of course, Christmas. I was amazed when I read how many martyrs were  named Valentine but the one who really started this whole idea was a priest in Roman times who was executed because he succoured persecuted Christians, whom the Romans hated. While in prison he prefomed a miracle by restoring sight to his jailer’s daughter. He wrote the first “valentine” himself the night before he was executed and signed it “from your Valentine.” which was later adopted by modern Valentine letters.

Make it  a day to remember for the one you love. Flowers, candy, cards, a lovely dinner, all of these are ways to proclaim to the one you love that you hope will last forever. A lot of times it doesn’t last but, “tis better to have been loved and lost, then never to have loved at all.” That’s what Alfred Lord Tennyson said.

Thought for the day: And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.    The Beatles

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