Happy Valentine’s Day – It’s for EVERYBODY

St. Valentine’s Day – probably one of the most difficult holidays, of the year, for many people to endure.  Weeks of advertising and media have bombarded us with the notion that you must be part of a couple, in order to participate in this consumer driven orgy of candy – flowers – jewelry – etc. Of course, this is all presented in a way of making you feel terribly cast out, if you are not coupled.  Ironic how a holiday, supposedly based upon the warmth of  “love”, does such an adequate job of emphasizing feelings of loneliness, alienation and self doubt.

saint valentine

St. Valentine was a real priest, martyred in the year 269, at Rome.  While it is true, that he is the patron Saint of engaged couples, happy marriages, love and lovers.  He also covers a few less than traditional roles, too.

epilepsy

He is the patron saint of those suffering from Epilepsy.

fainting

The patron saint of fainting.  No stipulations on what has to trigger the faint. So, I’m guessing that “passing out in a drunken stupor” would be fall under this category. 

honey bees

If you are a bee keeper, than St. Val  is your go to guy.  This should also include those who enjoy bee by products – honey, bees wax candles, getting stung by a bee???

TravelMedicineSuitcase

Saint Valentine also looks after traveling and travelers.  There’s a Carnival Cruise ship stuck in the Gulf of Mexico that could use a bit of his help – those poor people!

youth

He is the patron saint of youth.  If you are young, thank Saint Valentine.  If you are old, that means you were once young, and you can thank him that you grew up and stopped being such a pain in everyone’s rear end!

Plague_Slime

And for those of you infected by the plague, and I’m going out on a ledge here and saying that even if this plague turned you into a zombie, today is your big day!

See, no need to be “coupled” in order justify your celebratory mood.  For almost EVERYONE has something to celebrate today.

valentine kitty

Um, pardon me, until you find the patron saint of “Get this stupid hat off the top of my head.”  Count me out!

Editors Note:  According to my research, you will need to take up the “hat issue” with Saint James the Greater, patron saint of Laborers, including Milliners.  His day is July 25th, so it looks like you’ve got a while to enjoy your lovely chapeau.

  11 comments for “Happy Valentine’s Day – It’s for EVERYBODY

  1. February 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I love all the information you’ve provided me. My hubby is the one that keeps me up to date on trivia and just maybe I’ll have the most fun facts today. Tee-hee!

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  2. Seastar
    February 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Beloved. Loved the blog and got a big chuckle out of Kitty’s latest photoshop!
    Hearts and flowers!
    Seastar

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  3. February 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Good post. Valentine’s Day has just taken on a whole new dimension. Love that kitty photo. And, wanted to give a shout out to you for all the help you’ve been giving to the indie community. Paulette

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  4. February 15, 2013 at 3:53 am

    I thought I knew St. Valentine’s many talents, but you have taught me many more. Even if we combine the patron saint of travelers with slow moving Zombies, Valentine is our go-to saint.
    Thanks for a fun blog!

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    • February 16, 2013 at 4:20 am

      Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. I know, he’s really an all around guy! lol

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  5. February 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    What a great Valentine post! I agree that it can make some people left out if they don’t have that special one especially for the young. Love the cat!

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    • February 16, 2013 at 4:19 am

      Thank you! One more photoshoped pic and he’s going to go on strike :)

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