Greater than Three

As Valentine’s day approaches love is in the air. And with love in the air, nature begins to take it’s course by bringing many boys and girls together in all high schools across the country. Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate love, through the exchange of gifts; such as cards, candy, and flowers, between significant others. Originally dating back to the 5th century as a Roman holiday of Lupercalia.

 Several possible stories of it’s origin have been widely accepted, for example, the Catholic Church tells of the legend that Saint Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome. At that Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers, so he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine didn’t agree with the Emperor and continued to perform marriages for young couples in secret. After getting caught, Valentine was sentence to death by Claudius.

 Another says that Valentine was imprisoned for attempting to help Christians escape Roman prisons. That’s when he fell in love with who was to be believe as the the wardens daughter. She would come to visit him and they would exchange letters. Finally before his death he wrote her one last letter, reading, “From Your Valentine”. Familiar? And now Valentine’s day is a day of love celebrate years later in recognition of the love between these two. These two people most people have never heard.

So on this joyous day of love, there’s no need to fret if you have no one to share it with. You’re still gorgeous on the inside. Trust me, I’m a journalist, would I lie?

What will YOU be doing on Valentine's Day?

  • Sitting around watching bad movies on Netflix by myself (50%, 5 Votes)
  • Hating yet another corporate holiday, and the Hallmark people in particular (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Binge eating the pain away (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Gettin' cozy with my significant other (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Hoping to get some attention from someone new (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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