Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day may not be that romantic when you look back at its origins. Actually, the origin of the holiday is not really clear but it may date back to the Romans who around that day celebrated a day of hitting women which was thought to bring them fertility. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine's Day.

“Love is a smoke rais’d with the fume of sighs;
Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in a lover’s eyes;
Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears:
What is it else? a madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.” Shakespeare 

Of course, flowers and chocolates are still the most popular gifts, but if you want to be creative and really impress your loved one here in Second Life, why not pay their tier for a month or two. Maybe you can create a prim and texture it, it is the thought that counts, not the value of the gift.

Either way, have yourself a wonderful day and feel loved if not by anyone else then be kind enough and love yourself.

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