Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Who is St. Patrick?

Today is a day I have never really understood, nor really cared to understand.  It's just a holiday like Cinco De Mayo, another reason for people to drink a lot and claim they aren't alcoholics even though getting belligerent on a Wednesday used to be a sure fire sign of alcoholism.  Now it's just socially acceptable, when it shouldn't be (in my opinion).  Neither should dressing up like a leprechaun, but that's what's happening in this world.  Drinking on a random nonsensical holiday, and dressing up like red heads makes you cool or fun or something.

Personally, I wish the world were to celebrate actual things more often.  Things that make this world happy and cheerful and honest and real.  Lets get dressed up and dance and have a party for our parents every single day for raising us, or let's laugh and sit together and have dinner outside because it is a beautiful night and down coats are finally unnecessary.  Or let's have a block party and invite every single one of our friends and let's celebrate our friendship, just because it's Wednesday and for no other reason than for our friends to know how important they are.  Let's celebrate, and not by drinking, that we are ALIVE and breathing and loving individuals and have a roof over our heads and food to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner.  How about the celebration of the fact that we can drink or eat or do as we please, whenever we so choose to.

Perhaps St. Patrick did something amazing.  Maybe I'm missing the point since I haven't done my research.  BUT, regardless.   Let today be a reminder to celebrate the little things and the wonderfully meaningless but very significant things in life.  I wish people celebrated these small wonders as much as they celebrate holidays like St. Patrick's Day or Cinco De Mayo.

Just think if the world found wonder and significance in truly meaningful small pieces of life and lived to celebrate it the way they do a holiday most people know nothing about.    Just imagine it now...


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