Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Utah, USA
Language: English, a little Japanese, Java, C#, C++
I think of Xmas as a purely secular holiday deeply rooted in capitalism, which I suppose I'm mostly okay with. I love our bright tree, even though my parents still insist on putting "angels" on it -- but hey, angels are pretty cool mythological creatures, even if I don't believe they really exist; it's no different than decorating with flying reindeer, which also don't exist. And I love the feasting around this time, along with many of the seasonal favorites such as egg nog, hot chocolate and cookies.
I'd love to celebrate more of Saturnalia instead; I don't believe in the god Saturn either, and I don't drink, but stopping work, gift-giving, feasting, listening to music and general merrymaking -- including orgies -- sound like my kind of fun! ...or at least they would be if I weren't so damned introverted. I've always had fantasies of a casual one-night-stand on Xmas Eve, and even if they'll never come true I'll never stop enjoying them in my head. I kind of celebrate my own personal, introverted version of Saturnalia I suppose -- maximum hedonism, all by myself. Sounds depressing but it's actually pretty fun. And it all starts tomorrow, after I finish my last final...
And on that note, "Io, Saturnalia!"
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