Love Finds Its Way

Bruce Zimmerman
Marilyn Myerson

Ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival dedicated to Cupid and personifications of fertility, on the 13-15th February. The early Christian pope Gelasius I (494-96) integrated the history of martyred Saint Valentine into this cultural rite, and moved the date to February 14th. In the Middle Ages the medieval obsession with courtly love inserted it into popular culture. Once a Chaucer tale enshrined it in verse, the deed was done. And here we are in the second millenium, bearing cards, texts, emails, boxes of chocolates, flowers and messages of affection to good friends and loved ones. Thankfully the modern world celebrates our ability to share love however we like. Today’s stories show us the way…Editors

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