Writer: Lamia Gamil
Editor: Ahmed Ashry
Let us raise a glass or two
In the commemoration of Valentinus, a tribute that is long past due
He lost his life for Julia, the jailor’s daughter
Claudius, the roman king, proclaimed a man in love will never escape a slaughter
Valentinus found nothing more worthy to fight and die for than Julia, his love
For one felt heart beat is what only a dead person is void of
What is this thing that can stop worlds and reshape others?
What is this thing that can turn prisons into havens and capture one’s heart like no other?
What is this unworldly bound and force of energy that breaks and redefines all sensations of joy?
This thing that demolishes laws of human desires and common sense and the loss of it opens doors to self destroy?
It is the one thing that redefines human power and resilience of pain
It is the combination of invincible defeat and unmatched gain
It doesn’t need a golden arrow and bow to fall deeply in love
It takes two pure hearts to create a life element that is no less essential than air
The greatest love stories compose the sweetest symphony that gives true meaning to our being and makes us live to dare
Let’s raise a glass or two
For the love stories that lived and died for this pursue
Happy Valentine’s to the people in love, to the people who cherish love, and for the people who are fetching for this one good heart that matches theirs.