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Gravitational Love

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Hey you guys, I'm studying for a CLEP test and a part of the test is writing essays. I decided to write about love since Valentine's day is right around the corner. I'm only 12 so let me know what you think of my informal essay! :)

       As you all know, Valentine's day is creeping up on us. Valentine's day was not always known for giving your 'valentine'; flowers, or chocolate or even sending  a cheesy greeting card. But do you know how Valentine's day got it's name? Sources say; In the times of the Roman Empire, the Emperor, Cladius II, didn't want men to get married during the time of war, because he thought unmarried men made better soliders. Bishop Valentine didn't agree with this, so he helped couples to secretly get married. Bishop Valentine was jailed for his actions, and while doing time, he wrote a letter to the jailor's daugher, he signed it; "From your Valentine." (Sounds familiar, eh?) Later on, Biship Valentine was ordered to be executed on February 14th. In 1537, England's King, Henry VII officially declared February 14th the holiday of St. Valentine's Day.

What does 'falling in love' actually mean? What's the difference when someone says they have fallen in love, or just that gravity has brought them together? Richard Buckminster Fuller's theory that "Love is metaphysical gravity." may be correct for some people, while others believe that what the "father of modern Physics", Albert Einstien had to say; "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love", is more like it. Some believe that quotes like Einstein's aren't meant to be taken literally, but to make you think. You can't help who you fall in love with and people who claim to be in love usually just have their head in the clouds, not actually 'in love'. Love is metaphysical gravity, eh? What did Richard Buckminster Fuller mean by this?  Metaphysics is a branch of philosphy having to do with reality, so perhaps love is metaphysical. Do you think gravity has anything to do with love or nothing at all? I personally think Einstein's quote is closer to the truth, because gravity cannot make you fall in love with someone, that's between you and the other person - not gravity. Bottom line; love and gravity are unrelated. What do you think? While you're deciding, here are some facts you probably didn't know about Valentine's day!

  • Did you know that 73% of Valentines day flowers are bought by men and only 27% by woman? And...15% of US woman send themselves flowers!
  • Ever wonder what the saying "To wear your heart on your sleeve" means? In the Middle Ages, young men and women picked names out of a bowl to see who their Valentine would be. They would wear that name pinned on their sleeves for one week for everyone to see.
  • In the mideval times, girls would eat unusual foods on Valentines day to help them dream about their future prince charming.

Those are pretty interesting, right? Let me know what you think about the facts and which quote you agree with more, Richard Buckminster Fuller's quote; "Love is metaphysical gravity" or Albert Einstein's quote; "Gravitaion is not responsible for people falling in love." by leaving a comment and telling your reasons for your opinion!

    Peace, Love and Sparkles,
                             Belle :{)


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