||[Nov. 12th, 2006|02:40 am]
This is a weird time of year for me, chock full of holidays I used to celebrate and now don't, and holidays I didn't celebrate and now do, and holidays I have never celebrated.
The former, of course, would be the Day of Atonement, Night To Be Much Remembered/Observed and Feast of Tabernacles/Last Great Day. Samhain is pretty much the only one in the middle category, and of course, I have never celebrated Christmas, Hannukah, or Purim, which I think is this time of year-ish, although it might be in the spring. We never did any of the fun Jewish holidays, just the dull and onerous ones.
Stores and radio stations are starting to play Christmas music, which inspires a weird one-two punch of dislike for me. First, of course, my knee-jerk reaction is disgust, because I was raised to believe that Christmas was for heathen fake Christians, and then my more considered reaction is also disgust, because it's not my holiday and I resent having spent my entire life being subjected to it for at least a month (and now two months) every year. Bleah.
No real insights, just the observation that this is an uncomfortable season for me. Only Thanksgiving remains the same. Just with fewer idiots I'm related to by blood.
How about you guys?