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only 30 more.

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Santa speaking to crowd in front of J.L. Hudson department store

during the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade-1942

only 30 more sleeps!

“to celebrate a festival means;

to live out, for some special occasion and in an uncommon manner

the universal assent to the world as a whole.”   

-josef pieper

continual celebration.

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surrounded for a long weekend by big people who choose to live creative lives

 working daily with little people who quite naturally live creative lives

i realize they are the same kind of people

who are, in spite of everything,

open, honest, vulnerable, full of wonder, bravery, creativity, joy, passion, and spirit

i feel such an admiration for them and kinship with them.

“life should be a continual celebration, a festival of lights the whole year round.

only then can you grow up, can you blossom.”

-rajneesh

happy diwali to those who celebrate!

cinco de mayo!!

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not me, but yes it is one of my dream halloween costumes. 

 

i don’t drink anymore for cinqo de mayo, i celebrate with mexican food, or as it’s known in mexico: ‘food.’ 

-craig ferguson

 

 

celebration, at long last.

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( festive artwork that was a precursor to the night’s joyful celebration)

seeing this painting upon entering the room

where my dear friend

finally had the chance

to have the wedding she’d always wanted

delayed by two long years of pandemic

i knew it would be a memorable celebration

 that really lived up to the artist’s vision

and then some.

“all great celebrations break away from the mundane.” 

-jessica marie baumgartner

goofing off.

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this is someone else (who is not me)

goofing off to celebrate one holiday,

while actively ignoring the clutter of the other holiday.

how incredibly lucky

that right after i realized it is

‘clutter awareness week’

i found out it is also

‘international goof off week’

so i decided to go all in on the goof off celebration.

i’ve never been one to shy away from honoring a holiday

but i can only spread myself so thin.

happy holidays to those of you who celebrate one or both.

“but i love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket.”

lawrence durrell

 

 

image credit: animal rescue site news

paczec or paczki?

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which one… which one… which two?…..

Fat Tuesday is here and bakeries and grocery stores area ready!

Paczki Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras, (leading into Lent, for those who celebrate), rolls around every year accompanied by its calorie-heavy treat. One Paczki is actually called a paczek, but you can never have just one. The fried doughnuts are known for their Polish roots. More traditional styles contain fruit fillings but jellies, custards, creams and glazes have made their way into the holiday.

 

 

 

credits: wdiv4, sarah parlette, paczkis from new palace bakery in hamtramck, mi, usa

the right days.

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it’s january and i see the easter bunny

is already busy laying chocolate eggs

maybe she’s switching holidays

planning to take over groundhog day?

 

“we have christmas and thanksgiving, and easter,

although we’re not exactly sure we celebrate them on the right days.”

Henry De Vere Stacpoole

“nobody roots for goliath.” – wilt chamberlain

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in a snow bowl game

with rivalry roots from way back when

that hadn’t been won

by

the university of michigan over the ohio state university

in so many years

at last the wolverines bring a victory home

and with the win

michigan stadium is filled with jubilant fans

spilling out onto the field

and into the very, very happy town of ann arbor.

“you don’t have a real rivalry unless both sides are great teams.”

-carson palmer

 

 

photo credits: mlive