Days Ahead

Upcoming events include several key – shall we say – “activities” in the United States.  A few of them are also noted at least in parts of the rest of the world in some form. They all and some more personal things are all crammed together in about sixty-five calendar days with a reputation in the northlands of being cold, dark and possibly hazardous if nothing else.  And, each one of those “activities” may have particular individual aspects to note.  Many, if not all of them, can and do have pivotal qualities in that as a result of them life for all will be re-directed at least marginally.  The path of life changes. 

So, what all is really under discussion?  The “big” days that much of the society around is likely to note include All Hallows’ Eve (Hallowe’en) especially if there are children in the picture and maybe even All Hallows’ Day (All Saints’ Day), the point of it, as a start.  There are also the Time Changing Day and Election Day to name two that are really pivotal for everyone.  Veterans’ Day seems obscure at times; but, veterans groups are powerful.  There are usually two days each (at times more) of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  There is also the winter solstice. 

The above is twelve out of the sixty-five.  In addition to that, some people have the likes of birthdays and anniversaries.  Some people have days that interest them in addition to those, two of which are St. Nicholas Day (December 6) and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (it is fitting and proper to acknowledge “Our Lady” in there somewhere).  Now, every one of those days may include a limited interest extra special event such as a “big production” football game in a sense created for the time.  Every one of the events, including the tangents and addenda, clamor for attention because they are important. 

There’s more than war that interrupts peace.