Happy St Valentine’s Day

David Hasslehoff wishes you a Happy Valentine\'s Day

What can I say that this photograph doesn’t already say by the bucket-load?! Hope you’ve all had a lovely, loved-up kinda day.

If not, then just think, it could be worse: you could have been martyred like good old St Valentine of Rome.

It amuses me a little just how far removed today’s celebrations on Valentine’s Day are from the stories of St Valentine himself. For example, St Valentine is sometimes represented by a picture of a “bishop with a crippled or epileptic child at his feet”.

Imagine getting a card from your loved one on 14 February: Nothing says “I love you” more than a greetings card featuring a bishop with a crippled or epileptic child.

Not that I’m mocking crippled or epileptic children. Or bishops for that matter. Or St Valentine. Or Valentine’s Day. Or Love … I’ll get my coat!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Soon-to-be scrum master at Vision (starting January 2019). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

One thought on “Happy St Valentine’s Day”

  1. Baywatch star David Hasselhoff wanders into a Glasgow pub and the barman
    says: “What can I get you, Mr. Hasselhoff?”
    “A cold beer would be great,” he replies, “but please, just call me > Hoff.”

    “Okay Hoff,” says the barman, “nae Hassel.”

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