The root of Valentine

February 14, 2010

He told her once the root of Valentine was derived from valens, or worthy. He told her about Church men of valor, about saints long buried, about a martyr in a woodcut.

She listened, but wondered whether he was worthy of the attention. He had yet to show any sign, after all, of interest in what she carried in her heart, where she had martyred herself, or what she hoped to keep buried. She decided, for the time being, to wait for signs of better valor.

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