Sunday, May 08, 2011

mother's day

each year i'm surprised by how seriously people seem to take this hallmark holiday. not that there's anything wrong with celebrating one's mother or the mothers in one's life. i guess that's the secret to gaining holiday legitimacy: pick a subject matter that makes it impossible for anyone to talk trash about the day without looking like a total asshole.

by the way, the wiki page of anna jarvis, the mother of mother's day in the u.s. is pretty interesting. after campaigning to have mother's day made an official holiday, she ended her life campaigning against the holiday after witnessing its hallmarkification (yes, that's a word. i just used it. you just understood it. therefore, a word). also, she's buried in a cemetery that i have driven by a million times. small world.