Valentines Day

I usually hate Valentines day and I probably will hate this one too. But I do LOVE love. So here are some quotes and little facts about this loving holiday.
1.Young girls in the United States and the United Kingdom believed that they could tell the type of man they would marry based on the type of bird they first saw on Valentine's Day. A blackbird means a clergyman, a robin redbeast means a sailor, while a goldfinch indicates that they would marry a rich man. A sparrow means a farmer, a blue bird a happy man, a crossbill an argumentative man, and a dove a good man. Seeing a woodpecker is said to mean that they would not marry at all.
2. In the Middle Ages young men and women drew the names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned on their sleeves for one week. This was done so that it becomes easy for other people to know your true feelings. This was known as "to wear your heart on your sleeve."
 3.  "I love you" in German is "Ich liebe dich." In Italian it is "Io ti amo." In French it is "Je t'aime."
4.189 million roses are sold in the US on Valentine's Day
5. A group of feminists began to celebrate an occasion called "Quirkyalone Day" as an alternative to Valentine's Day. It is geared toward people who "resist the tyranny of coupledom." The SAD or Single Awareness Day, on the other hand, aims to remind people that they do not need to be in a relationship to celebrate the 14th of February.

Romantic and/or Loving Quotes:
  • “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” 
    ― Sarah Dessen
  • “We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone 
    whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into 
    mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” 
    ― Robert Fulghum
  • “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” 
    ― Alfred Tennyson
  • “Come sleep with me: We won't make Love,Love will make us.” 
    ― Julio Cortázar
  • "This time when we kiss, I feel it in the pit of my stomach, I feel it in my heart. And I realize love isn't about sex. It's about connection." 
    — Ellen Hopkins
Have a great Valentine's Day everyone! :D


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