in addition to being the Patron Saint of love and happy couples, he was also the Patron Saint of beekeepers, plague, epilepsy, fainting, and travelers. So, if love isn’t in the cards this year, consider taking a trip to buy some honey but I would steer clear of fleas on rats.
The topics of the notes had nothing to do with the subject I taught at the time. Parents wrote about getting their kids through “a difficult” year; students wrote about getting them through “a difficult” year. Neither group mentioned a noun, verb, or essay.
If that first headline wasn’t bad enough, another girl – angry at her recently deceased father for putting a long-term clause in his will (he would disinherit her unless she waited ’till she was 24 years old before marrying) killed herself because she couldn’t marry her young love. She was 18.
With Valentine’s day just around the corner, more than a few of you might be getting a little anxious. There is often big pressure to do something special for the day and a lot of the old ideas seem outmoded or just plain over done. Here are some new ideas with the old traditions
But they’re always powerful; they’re full of the angst and strength of young lovers and budding poets and young men and women discovering the world. They remind me of the troubadours of the High Middle Ages.