Love is in the air: Valentine’s Day Edition
How Do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43) By Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
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Interesting Valentine’s Day Facts!
- More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day each year.
- About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas
- In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling
- The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC
- Based on retail statistics, about 3 percent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets ( I will be one of those 3%!)
- The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day
- In 1537, England’s King Henry VIII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine’s Day
- The Red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love