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“When Valentine's Day looms on the horizon, many people start thinking about love. Did you know that the modern Valentine's Day, although named for a martyred saint, actually has its roots in an early Pagan custom?
This month has long been associated with love and romance, going back to the days of early Rome. Back then, February was the month in which people celebrated Lupercalia, a festival honoring the birth of Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of the city. As Lupercalia evolved and time went on, it morphed into a festival honoring fertility and the coming of spring. According to legend, young women would place their names in an urn. Eligible men would draw a name and the couple would pair off for the rest of the festival, and sometimes even longer. As Christianity progressed into Rome, the practice was decried as Pagan and immoral, and done away with by Pope Gelasius around 500 C.E. Recently there's been some scholarly debate about the existence of the Lupercalia lottery–and some people believe it may not have existed at all–but it's still a legend that brings to mind ancient matchmaking rituals perfect for this time of year!”- Excerpt from ThoughtCo, photography by Krist Mort.
I LOVE Valentine’s Day. What are your thoughts on it? -Dixie (@witchvoid)
The countryside is full of these abandoned houses.But when I passed this house I had to stop as I saw a figure at the window on the right staring..in the seconds it took me to look for my phone ,it had disappeared..but when looking at the photo the sky mirrors the house..the fading grey it’s decline and the lives that once lived there and now departed,the approaching blue shows the power of nature and how in the end it always wins.....
Day 24: A movie you expected to be bad, but enjoyed.
Magen’s pick: Pyewacket is a 2017 Canadian horror film. I generally don’t enjoy newer horror movies, let alone Canadian ones (there hasn’t been a decent Canadian horror movie in a while, especially ones that live up to ginger snaps-prove me wrong 😉) but I enjoyed how this movie wasn’t predictable. I had no idea what was going to happen and did not see the ending coming. While I think the ending itself was a little subpar, the movie as a whole was atmospheric and spooky.
Sawyer’s pick: My Friend Dahmer, 2018. I’m super picky with true crime stuff whether it’s movies, books, TV shows or documentaries, so I honestly thought I would hate this one especially after I watched the trailer and I wasn’t exactly pulled in. I’m glad I gave it a chance though because I really enjoyed it! I thought Ross Lynch did an absolutely amazing job as Jeffrey, Alex Wolff was phenomenal as Derf (he’s brilliant in everything anyway) and I thought it was really cool that they filmed in Jeffrey’s real life childhood home! All in all I loved the movie, I definitely recommend it as well as the graphic novel it’s based on “My Friend Dahmer” by John “Derf” Backderf!