Saturday, February 24, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
First of all, Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine or Saint Valentinus, which refers to one or more martyred saints of ancient Rome. The feast of Saint Valentine was formerly celebrated on February 14 by the Roman Catholic Church.
About the Month of February:
- In ancient Athens, the month of Gamelion (between mid-January and mid-February ) was dedicated to the sacred marriage of Zeus and Hera.
-In ancient Rome, Lupercalia observed a very ancient pastoral festival, held on February 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. Plutarch, a Greek historian wrote:
"Lupercalia, of which many write that it was anciently celebrated by shepherds, and has also some connection with the Arcadian Lycaea. At this time many of the noble youths and of the magistrates run up and down through the city naked, for sport and laughter striking those they meet with shaggy thongs. And many women of rank also purposely get in their way, and like children at school present their hands to be struck, believing that the pregnant will thus be helped in delivery, and the barren to pregnancy."
Then came Chaucer's Love Birds:
An English poet Geoffrey Chaucer was the first to link Valentine's day and romance threw his poetry. He wrote:
" For this was on seynt Volantynys day
Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese [chose] his make [mate]."
In Modern times:
Using the language of the law courts for the rituals of courtly love, a "High Court of Love" was established in Paris on Valentine's Day in 1400. The court dealt with love contracts, betrayals, and violence against women. Judges were selected by women on the basis of a poetry reading.
Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine's Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:
Good morning to you, valentine;
Curl your locks as I do mine ---
Two before and three behind.
Good morning to you, valentine.
In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"
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.
In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him.
Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Wednesday, February 7
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NY ISLANDERS 56
NY RANGERS 54
TAMPA BAY 60
ST LOUIS 50
SAN JOSE 69
LOS ANGELES 43
We spend every day, learning something new, discovery something new, whether it being about the way ppl do business on the other side of the planet, or something new about a friend's personality or anything really. Life is just about taking things around you and knowing how to appreciate them. Personally, I tend to sometimes be very disconnected, and the next day very emotional, I can be very hyper and then very calm. I'm actually full of contradictions. But I take them and I appreciate them. See there isn't one person on earth that is the same as the other, and there isn't anyone that is better then the other. There are just people that enjoy everything they go threw in life. And my contradictions, keep my life interesting. Today I feel like a green Apple, Tomorrow, I'm not sure I will like it so much. But so what!, I mean I will enjoy the apple today and tomorrow I'll enjoy something else. But keep in mind, I entertain these contradictions, when they don't affect my life in drastic ways, and don't affect ppl around me in drastic ways. When someone stops, thinks, and takes a decision in life, You have to think of everything, and these contradictions within you, make you capable of taking the right decision, so I entertain them, but I try my best to only entertain them at my expense, and not at the expense of others. On a more serious note, the most amazing thing about these contradictions, is that I have the ability to feel different kinds of things for one same thing, and the balancing act of it, is what I enjoy the most. Its the moment I was able to feel it all and then find my peace and appreciate it. It can be about changing jobs, changing countries or changing the color of your room. Finding the balance is amazing, but going threw the contradictions, is what makes it something to remember. In any case, I will not bore you more with this issue. But I wish you all to tilt one way then all the way to the other, and eventually find your balance. Even if you balance and imbalance every single day. At the end of the day all that matters is good energy around you. Good karma, and eventually a content and happy life. Night everyone!