Archives For February 2011

Love Is….

Will Crawford —  February 16, 2011

Ahhh, here we are again in February, the month of Love.  I must admit I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day!  It probably has something to do with the fact that it feels to me like another commercially produced holiday that’s only interested in getting into my wallet. I think the other reason is because I have no idea why we are celebrating. I mean I understand Christmas, Easter, and even the Fourth of July.  But where does Valentine’s Day come from?  A few years ago I spent some time looking up the origin of Valentine’s Day. What I found was that there wasn’t any one agreed upon way that it came to be. It might even be a remembrance of a guy who performed marriages when marriages were outlawed and was beheaded. Maybe a holiday we don’t understand is really appropriate to celebrate an abstract term we also don’t seem to understand well. Continue Reading…