Lucy I feel sorry that you fix to much your eyes on things what makes you unhappy...you do much better to fix your eyes on to look forward to the joys in heaven which we have not yet seen. The troubles will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever. So we do not look at what we can see right now. Like this ugly Valentinsday ..its actually a pagan custom which name I not even take in my mouth. The following is for your information for I understand you do not know this as most people don't. And this is why it is an disgust to the G-d of all the universum YaHUaH:
VALENTINE'S DAY ORIGINS
The world remains in a mold, or image, of institutionalized power formed long ago.
The "image" or format is called a beast, and it is the most powerful empire, ROME, the seat of ha shatan/satan.ROMAN HISTORY
Pagans worshipped the sun, and used fire, the hearth, wreaths, circles, pillars, bells, and many other items seen today as relics of their rituals. Some of the early Roman beliefs came from the Etruscans, Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, and of course Babylonians. The central foundation of Roman nationalism began at Roma, the original name of the city and language of the proto-empire. The mythology of the Romans taught that the empire began with two orphaned boys named Romulus and Remus, who were nurtured by a she-wolf. Their importance to the early Romans was observed by a national day of “purification”, associated with the “wolf” (Latin lupis) that preserved their lives.
Each year on their February 15, a purification festival was held which was called “Lupercalia”, or wolf festival. 2 youths (who represented Romulus and Remus) ran around the city in the nude, laughing and whipping around strips of wolf skins, dipped in blood. Unmarried girls exposed their posteriors to be lashed with these bloody wolf hides, supposedly to imbue fertility. As part of the ritual, every eligible girl’s name was collected and placed in a large “vat” or jar, and all the young men would draw a name from it. This gives us the phrase luck-of-the-draw”. Whatever name a young man would draw out, that girl would be his consort in the festival. This was a very solemn religious process. Lupercalia was changed into “Valentine’s Day” and moved to the 14th after being Christianized. Instead of having nothing to do with the idolatry, it was simply altered slightly and adapted to the new universal (Catholic) religion. This is where we inherit the custom of Valentine’s cards, and HEART SHAPED symbols. The shape of the heart is an IVY LEAF, the symbol of Bacchus, the male deity of wine and love (orgiastic). He corresponds to Nimrod and Tammuz, and also the archer, Saggitarius or “Cupid”. Another name for him is Orion, the hunter. The arrow penetrating the heart-symbol represented mating. Bacchus is seen in art wearing a wreath of ivy leaves on his head during his mating rituals. Even the familiar heart symbol comes from Pagan Rome, and echoes their idolatry, as the symbol of Bacchus.
Please take this education as a part of my love for you as my fellow artist and I am concerned for your well being. Just try to understand that love is all we are created of to be and to give to our Creator and to our fellows as to ourself and live it every day.