Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Excitement Overshadowed
It's GROUNDHOG DAY!
Uh... wait, should we even be excited?
Is this not one of the strangest "celebrations" ever?
My mother always asked how it could NOT see its shadow what with all the media lights and circus surrounding it, to say nothing of being scared back into its burrow regardless of catching sight of it. And me? I'd always thought how ridiculous it all seemed, especially when the groundhog most likely must be roused for the occasion (i.e. as if it acutally awoke on that date every year like clockwork [especially when the calendar is screwy anyway].)
Are we this desperate for entertainment or for the Winter to end?
Talk about concocting stories, eh?
Groundhog Day Wiki [Be sure to scroll down to "Groundhog Day in popular culture"]
Now... where else have I seen a shadow playing a major part in a story? ;)