Truly I love you…

 

“I love you truly, truly dear,
Life with its sorrow, life with its tear

Fades into dreams when I feel you are near
For I love you truly, truly dear.
Ah! Love, ’tis something to feel your kind hand
Ah! Yes, ’tis something by your side to stand;
Gone is the sorrow, gone doubt and fear,
For you love me truly, truly dear.”

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Happy Valentine’s Day
Go tell someone you love them

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LOVE

It’s no secret around here that I love Valentine’s Day. I think people who are anti-VDay are crazy! How can you hate a day all about telling people you love them? Granted, I completely agree that we shouldn’t need one specific day of the year to do that–we should remember to do it on a regular basis. I just don’t understand how some people can expend so much energy in protest of a day that could be so awesome if they’d only adopt a more positive mindset.

I love Valentine’s Day.So, in honor of the day of love, I thought I’d share a post that I did last year in honor of VDay on my other website.

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Did You Know:

– St. Valentine’s Day dates all the way back to 270 AD
– In the Middle Ages, young people would draw names to see who their valentine was. They would then pin the name to their sleeve and wear it there for a week.
– Red roses are correlated with love and Valentine’s Day because they were the supposed favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
– Valentine’s Day is only celebrated in 8 countries: Canada, Mexico, UK, Australia, Denmark, Italy, USA, and (of course) France.
– 19th Century doctors actually used to prescribe the eating of chocolate for patients who were sad, or melancholy.
– The first country where giving or sending paper valentine hearts or cards became immensely popular was in England, during the Victorian Era (which is also when/where Christmas cards came into fashion).
– Before the mass production of valentines became feasible and popular, people would spend money to buy expensive handmade valentines of real lace and ribbon.

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“The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,

The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one spirit mix and mingle–
Why not I with thine?
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea–
What are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom?”
-e.e. cummings

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
-Charles M. Schulz

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

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

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we pair up with them and fall into mutual satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.”
-Robert Fulghum

Click HERE to read exactly why I love Valentine’s Day.