Happy "Wear Green or Get Pinched" Day! I’m working from home today, so I don’t have to worry about random pinches from co-workers. But I’ve always loved the festivity of St Patty’s Day. It’s a no-pressure holiday. Unlike the winter celebrations, Valentine’s Day, Halloween (my own personal favorite) and other holidays, there’s no stress to put on big feasts, to be in a relationship, to honor gods. Even though it’s a celebration of a Christian saint, it’s not a particularly religious holiday. And there’s no stress about getting the perfect gift for Uncle Guido.
So I like St. Patrick’s Day. (Uncle Guido’s hard to buy for.)
Here’s something a lot of folks don’t know: St. Patrick wasn’t actually Irish. He was English. As a teen, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. After several years, he ended up back in Britain and went into the church. Then he came back to Ireland to convert the Irish to Christianity. Interesting, huh?
Later today, I should have another SoJ for you. Things are coming down to the wire for my revisions for SHU, so posts may become a little more sporadic for awhile. The final due date is April 10, I think. I suspect I may have a heart attack before then. But we’ll see!