Estranged #14: Holidays I / Halloween

My childhood was filled with traditional holiday celebrations, but they have been largely absent in my adult life. That’s been partly philosophical, and partly circumstantial…or maybe I’m just kind of a dick about holidays. (?) Let’s hear about how my recent celebration of Halloween fits into my overall approach to holidays!

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What’s in this episode:

  • How I grew to believe that having holiday feelings just on holidays is kind of unhealthy
  • How that serves as a convenient rationale for disengaging with friends, family, and everybody else who does the holiday thing
  • How I think every day should be treated like a holiday–or like all holidays, actually
  • …and more!

Listening tip: There is some inexplicable crackling throughout the recording…there’s no way to get it out, and I couldn’t really re-record it, so we’re going to have to live with it. And by “we”, I mean you. (Though I’ve listened to it twice, so I did my time, too.) Sorry.

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