“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Changeability Podcast today takes a light-hearted look at something we all want in life and if we haven’t got it, we’re often looking for it.
And that is love.
So episode 80 of the award winning show is our opportunity to celebrate love – in all its rich diversity.
“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds” ~William Shakespeare
The Beatles told us ‘All you need is love’, we know that ‘love is a many splendored thing’ and we may even have said ‘I’m not in love’ when clearly we are.
So with love all around us and the shops urging us to spend, spend, spend to show and celebrate love, we thought we’d offer our own take on a subject that’s dear to our hearts.
In Episode 80 of The Changeability Podcast discover:
- How many Valentine’s Day cards are produced each year to celebrate love
- Who buys the most Valentine’s Day cards?
- How we came to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day
- What Emperor Claudius II did to married men to make them better soldiers
- When the oldest known Valentine (poem) in existence today was written and where it’s kept today
- Why one word to describe love is never enough and how New Testament Greek had many more to explain the various forms of love
- How old Kathryn might be!
- The origins of the word ‘Charity’
- Why we should not take love for granted
- And how you could do something to celebrate love with others in your life
Mentioned on today’s show