Song of Solomon 8:6
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.
That’s one of my favorite verses. Love is as strong as death. Isn’t that powerful? I love Valentine’s day. I’m not one to mope and cry because I have no valentine. Out of 30 Valentine’s days, I have had a valentine for 2 of them. Not sure I’m proud to be admitting that…
I don’t love all the mushiness and silly cards and spending tons of money for flowers, expensive dinners, and gifts no one really cares about. Sometimes I feel like Valentines day is just a day to make people feel guilty like they are forced to do something for the person they are with and it’s not done out of love, but out of necessity or obligation. But I love making fancy desserts and chocolates and showing the people close to me how much I love them. To me it’s not a day to be sad about not having someone special, it’s a day to show all the people in my life just how special they are.
To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn’d his clothes,
And dupp’d the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.
—William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5