I agree w/ all the above. Though, it took me a few seconds to process
Tyler's comparison.This long weekend is all about food,
football, & sleeping in. I did make it to the bookstore but the only reason
I left the TV was for caffeine for which I am truly thankful.
Holidays are best labeled Freedom Days in my personal dictionary. They are
those days when we can ignore our masters and do those things we want to do.
It’s great to recognize gratitude for the gifts we receive but it is more
fun to enjoy the gifts themselves. Especially the one that we call freedom.
In regard to the commercialization of holidays; most of the time we
are preaching to the choir when it’s the director who is calling the
shots. So much of the time, as members of the choir, we are not
allowed to deviate from the directors will. And in our present world the
director is often following a score of greed.
A WONDERFUL editorial. Thank you very much. Spot on.
Simply the logical consequence of an ideology that elevates money, corporations,
and material success to the highest perch on the values tree.The
moral of the story of Frankenstein has something to teach us here…
Thursday, which apparently is just much later this morning, is for friends,
family, football and beer. Food, too. Friday is good for a trip to the beer
wholesaler with the trailer, as well as 2 liquor places and 'the
dinosaur' (formerly a Sinclair) for lottery tickets. It is not good for any
other shopping. Saturday we can pick up a few other things we need. Thanksgiving
commercialism can be managed, and in most cases largely avoided. Santa's
coming in from the north again this year, friends.