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The Sunday Letter

Sunday Sundries, Vol. 34: Why it’s weird to sign ‘Your Valentine’

February 14, 2016

Thanks to some dead Roman guy (kidding, I know who he is) today is the feast of love. Valentine’s day! Buy yourself some chocolate and flowers. According to legend that dead Roman guy (okay, it’s St. Valentine) healed his jailer’s daughter and before dying slipped her a note signed ‘Your Valentine’. Kind of creepy.

His hagiography (saintly biography) also says that the reason he was initially imprisoned was for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. That’s just one version, of course. There are actually a number of ‘St. Valentine’s’ connected to Valentine’s Day. People love martyrs, ya know?

In some exciting news, I launched my Project 1948 Fundraiser for Photographers Without Borders today! I’ve been reading a lot about the region and preparing for my upcoming work with them in May. If you’re able, I’d for you to donate. Even $2 or $5 adds up!

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Here are your Sunday Sundries:

Give yourself nothing but loving thoughts today (and okay, chocolate or flowers or whatever is your treat). You are awesome and brave and I hope you have a great day.

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