Today I have had an epiphany.
It’s difficult isn’t it. When one section of society celebrates it can unintentionally alienate another.
So English people might celebrate a win at rugby or football or cricket and non-England supporters can feel left out.
Sport-lovers celebrated the Olympics and Paralympics last year and those who don’t like sport were left on the sidelines.
Halloween is celebrated with plastic vampire teeth and highway robbery (plastic teeth presumably needed to replace the normal teeth rotted by all the sweets acquired by the extortion) and those who prefer not to participate (or already have false teeth) can be made to feel like killjoys.
Valentines Day encourages those who are couples, or hope to be couples to celebrate their love while unintentionally excluding those who are single.
So, at the very last minute, following this epiphany, I have decided that since I am on my own this evening (Housegroup night for Sally) I fancy having a non-Valentines un-date with anyone else who would like to join me. If you would like to meet up this evening for an evening of sillyness, laughter and friendship that may or may not include magic tricks (depending on demand) please will you send me a message via facebook, email or text and we’ll do it.
Space is limited, so this is not an open invitation to everyone in Colchester: contacting me will result in me sending you an invitation and more details. Bring something to share.
Be blessed, be a blessing.