What is Love?

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Yesterday was Valentine’s Day….

Everyone has heard of Saint Valentine, who is the Patron Saint of Love.

Love is a very small word, but in other ways it is a big word, and my many Followers, are probably wondering, what Chris Ward is on about now?

In Family’s there is a lot of Love around, and it is expressed in many ways, and what is Life without Love.

It is like, when the keen Gardener starts the Spring Planting, and they plant all kinds of Plants, Potatoes and Flowers and they forget to put in the special Fertilizer i, some plants Die and wither away, because the Gardener forgets the special Love they have for them.

When people buy Dogs, the Puppies and older Dogs have unconditional Love, for their owners and that is why Dogs protect their owners, maybe compared to other Animals.

In the Famous Celebrity World, why are people so interested in there Love lives, the best thing is to leave them alone and concentrate on your own Life?

I am Proud to be Welsh and in Wales we celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day, who is the Welsh Version of Saint Valentine.

Us Welsh are a Nation of Passionate Romantics, here is some more Information about St Dwynwen’s.

St Dwynwen was a Welsh Princess born in the 4th Century; she lived in what is now known as the Brecon Beacon National Park.

Unfortunately she was unlucky in Love, she became a Nun and she prayed that true Lovers have better luck than she did.

St Valentine who is Italian, is a widely recognised third-century Roman Saint, commemorated on February 14,and since the High Middle Ages is associated with a tradition of Courtly love.

What is a Love Spoon? well the Love Spoon is a Traditional craft, and it dates back to the seventeenth century.

Over the years, decorative carvings were added to the spoon, and it did lose its original practical use, and it became a treasured decorative item, and was hung on the wall.

At Saint Fagans National History Museum, they have a display of Love spoons from 1667, and the tradition is believed to date back long before that time.

The Love spoon was given to a young woman by her suitor, and to please the woman’s Father, the young man was capable of providing for the family and did some woodworking.

Most people know of the Welsh Love spoon, there are also traditions of Love spoons in Scandinavia, and parts of Eastern Europe, and they have their own unique styles and techniques when it comes to the Love spoon.

Chris Ward

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