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, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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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