Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Blackout II: Jagged Pieces of Stone

In relation to “Blackout“, concerning judicially-enforced Islamic prohibitions against celebrating Valentine’s Day, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: When I think, as a Presbyterian, about my Islamic brothers and sisters, I feel we are one in our worship of the … Continue reading

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Blackout

Seems that those of fundamentalist inclination fear unrestrained positive emotion. Can’t control it, or direct it towards evil. Reading the February 14 issue of Ottawa Metro and came across this Associated Press story in “Global Digest”: Valentine’s Day banned in … Continue reading

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Big Love

So they are even in the dollar store, in more than one location, for Valentine’s Day. Nicely in red, with very fake fur. Guess they are there due to production issues. The disappointment, if not tragedy, of no lockup. Or … Continue reading

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Valentine, Once

We dressed up and fought, then thought: “Make amends” And we were never holding back or worried that Time would come to an end Most people seem to be able to look to one time when it was there for … Continue reading

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Larger Valentine II

Wrote a year ago about how Valentine’s Day seems larger now, in a reversion to the primary school time when one gave Valentine’s Day wishes to everyone in the class. The major romance babyTHISISIT Valentine’s Day of occasions past seems … Continue reading

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Larger Valentine

Family allows one to replicate circumstances of one’s childhood, such as the practice of giving a Valentine’s Day card to everyone in the primary school class. Experiencing same when my own children reach the same age. General feeling of happiness … Continue reading

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Bent Lens on The Valentine

Went to the shopping centre, via younger daughter’s route to the photography store, where she likes to go through her school yearbooks and have favourite pictures photocopied, enlarged and plasticized as treasures. She always asks for Santa pictures and can’t … Continue reading

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