Good question. Lots of answers.
Sometimes it is best to imagine the answer: Saint Valentine was the perfect, thoughtful lover or even a magical cupid who causes one’s object of affection to return that passion.
However, Valentine was most likely someone we are less likely to identity with: Roman martyr or temple priest?
Whomever he was and whatever the origin of our celebration, Valentine’s Day remains an opportunity to pause and show our affection for those whom we call friend, family, or lover.
(S-R archives photo)