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Monday, February 14, 2005

Originally uploaded by FFgoatee.
Happy Valentine's Day!

This picture is so fun - I love the light through the balloons.
Back when I was doing a newsletter for the place I worked, I went crazy on the Valentine Issue. I put the complete text of the Cupid and Psyche story (hot wax and chasing people off cliffs - what's more romantic than that?), some background on Lupercalia which traditionally fell on Feb. 15 (the pagan roman fertility holiday that was co-opted by the church), and some info on the Valentine's Day Massacre (for the romantics).
I know a lot of people have much hatred in their heart for Valentine's Day because of the efforts of A.Hole Hallmark, La Rog jewellers, and the Florist Cabal to make anyone unencoupled feel bad. That may be what Hallmark intended, but I prefer to think of it as a day to enjoy candy hearts with silly sayings on them, give and receive valentine cards to friends, and to mark the midway point of February. Feel the love, people! (or, if you prefer throw hot wax and chase people over a cliff in a barrage of machine gun fire and Whitman's samplers)
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