Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Today is Valentine's Day, a day I never liked much, because it is depressing when single and stressful when in a relationship. You can find my observations on the day here. So I have decided to observe Lupercalia instead, the old Roman festival that was hijacked and Christianized into what we now know as Valentine's Day. Okay, so I will not really do anything specifically Lupercalian today, but I will call it with its old Pagan name, just because. Lupercalia has wolf in its name, as it is in the honour of Lupa, the she-wolf who breastfed Romulus and Remus. And I love wolves, so that is good enough for me. Of course, Lupercalia is not on a single day: it started yesterday and will continue tomorrow. So I will enjoy it on two days in a row. I don't know exactly how to observe it though. Maybe I will read about wolves and Romulus and Remus. In any case, I find it far less stressful than Valentine's Day.