Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Festivus

It's why Christmas is in December. It's why the last month of the year is the 10th month (Dec), not the 12th.

It's Festivus.

Festivus celebrates being alive at a time when it is hard to be alive. Before Yahweh, before Jesus, before Buddha men celebrated that great storms hadn't destroyed them, famine and drought hadn't killed their crops, animals and families.

Families prayed their crops would grow, wild animals wouldn't devour them, that they would survive to do it all over again next year. Then they feasted.

Festivus as old as man, and still as relevant.

Party on, you survived, you earned it.

We lean towards the minimalist, table top variety Festivus pole, but go with what works. Always!

Toad

7 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

Let us know when we can start airing our grievences!

Happy Thursday!

Toad said...

The grievance line is always open

Lily Lemontree said...

Let's not forget the Feats of Strength, I think I might be able to take the Suburban Princess in an arm wrestle! :)
Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year!

Ian from Downunder said...

Hello Toad,
I'd just like to wish you and yours a healthy & contented festive and all the very best for 2011.

Peace on your house!!

Ian from Downunder (where it's currently 26c and sunny in old Melbourne town)

NCJack said...

And a safe, happy and festive (insert your wierd-*ss holiday here) to you and yours , good sir!

Suburban Princess said...

LL - no doubt you could! I have the arm strength of a kitten! But hmmm I did grow up in Scarborough!

Toad said...

I do have a grievance. It's likely to snow before I get all the chickens home.