Well Asparagus is not what I think about on Valentines Day! I think more along the line of hearts, flowers, chocolate, and jewelry. Or a nice dinner out. I must be that person the commercials are made for! MY hubby always gets me two cards for every holiday and a nice gift. He has never failed from Day One! One card is signed “Love SBS” and one is signed “Semper Fi,” Always Faithful. It’s a Marine Thing! I have kept every card. But, just when did all the Valentines Day hoopla start?
Around the 12th Century people were not aware that the function of the heart was to circulate blood inside the human body. What they knew was that the heart begins to beat faster when a person is upset or excited. They derived that the heart was the seat of emotions and feelings. Poets too eulogized the role of the heart in feelings of love and romance, and over the years this make-believe connection between heart and love became deep seated in the minds of people. Today, even though it has been scientifically proved that emotions come from the brain, the heart remains a powerful symbol of love on Valentines Day.
Do you Wear your Heart on Your Sleeve?
The popular expression of ‘Wearing one’s heart on one’s sleeve’ came from a tradition in America and Britain around the1800s. At that time, young men used to wear slips of paper pinned on their sleeves and had their girlfriend’s name written on it. I think I’ll make a heart with my hubby’s name on it and wear it on my sleeve today, to let everyone know who I love!
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