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J. Wilhelm
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« on: February 14, 2015, 08:01:48 am »

Happy St. Valentine's Day

For those of you who may be lucky in the matters of love. I wish you the best for this St. Valentines Day. Alas, I shall have nothing to celebrate, but I can still shine a small light on you:

From Wiki:

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St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies.[2] A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.


Here's a 1964 song, "Cinnamon Skin" sung in Spanish by American singer Eydie Gormé (Edith Gormezano) and played by the "Los Panchos" trio.

English translation of Lyrics:

Let the infinite run out stars
Or the wide sea lose its immensity
But let the black of your eyes not die,
And the cinnamon of your skin stay the same.

If the rainbow lost its beauty
and the flowers their perfume and colour.
My sadness wouldn’t be so huge
as if I ended up without your love.

I care about you ,and you, and you,
and no one else but you, and you, and you,
I care about you, and you, and you,
and no one else but you...

Black eyes, and cinnamon skin, that drive me to despair...

I care about you ,and you, and you,
and no one else but you, and you, and you,
I care about you, and you, and you,
and no one else but you...

Black eyes, and cinnamon skin, that drive me to despair...

« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 08:59:40 am by J. Wilhelm » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 04:05:35 pm »

Very sentimental Mr Wilhelm.

Live every day filling it with love, laughter, song and dance. Negative is past, positive is now.

As far as Valentines day goes I am sure the retail industry love it. If my darling buys me a rose without its roots attached and in a pot of soil I shall fear for his sanity. We have had a wonderful morning on the allotment, lunched on sausage rolls and I shall cook tea as usual tonight. Perfect day, no piece of stiffened paper can improve on that.

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 05:51:43 pm »

Bah, Humbug

Why consecrate a single day to what should be celebrated the whole  year?

have a lovely year


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The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 01:19:56 am »

Bah, Humbug

Why consecrate a single day to what should be celebrated the whole  year?

have a lovely year





Good point, Mr. Chicar!  Why hold it hostage to a commercialized day? Same for Xmas. Love and good will to all people should be a daily activity.

It is in fact an artificial date, although I will point out that it is a memory of St. Valentine, and his acts in defiance of the state at the time, what was the original purpose of the celebration.

To those who say that Valentines Day is not for those who are lonely, I retort "non-sense." If it is your will, dedicate the day to allowing yourself to meet someone special whom you not yet know!  There is no requirement that Valentine's Day is only for couples.  Love thyself, and love shall be returned to you!



 

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