St Valentine lived as a priest in Rome. He also died there.
In fact, he was murdered.
Rome is a city of romance. Even the name suggests that much.
The first two letters of romance are RO which is a homophone of arrow.
We all know about Cupid's arrow.
And Cupid, as we also know, is the Roman God of Desire.
Has the story come full circle?
Was it Cupid that killed St Valentine?
What might have been his motive or was he simply trying to instil some desire and his mischief 'misfired'?
But then, who are the mugs that are fetching, flowers, chocolates and alcohol every February 14th?