Features, plus Valentine's Day.So, I'm gonna try to be as un-cliche as possible, and instead of posting something lovey-dovey or something about today being single's awareness day, I'm taking a different route. And please read all the way to the end.
In the year 270, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius II, Rome was at war, and he banned the tradition of a lottery, where when the names of a young man and woman were drawn, and if those two fell in love, and remained in love for a year, they would get married. Claudius II was afraid that young men who were in love wouldn't want to go to war, so to not only did he ban this tradition, he also banned all marriages and engagements. Imagine how those people must have felt, young lovers unable to wed?
But there was someone who hated Claudius II and his meaningless and bloody campaigns. His name was Valentine. Valentine was was a priest in Rome at the time, and he hated how Claudius II had banned something God had deemed holy and sacred. So, with the help of his fr