After 31 years in the United States, I find myself more American than I ever expected to be, yet not so American in many ways.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day
Ice sculpture downtown this weekend
Not everyone in the world celebrates St Valentine's Day, although Hallmark is working hard at changing that. Despite the word Saint in its name, it's yet another holiday with pagan origins. I had heard the story of a man called Valentine who was put to death in Roman times, but didn't know some of the other details. Women lining up so that men can hit them, believing that would make them fertile?? I'll take the Hallmark version of the holiday, thank you very much!