Abandon Your {enter holiday} Script

Abandon Your {enter holiday} Script

For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, this comes too late. However, with Christmas and Hanukkah around the corner, it’s still very timely advice. Priya Parker, author of the wonderful «The Art of Gathering», on getting creative with celebrating holidays in a pandemic, and finding middle ground between «just cancel it» and pretending everything is normal. «All rituals begin as improv, and the lucky ones suffer the curse of becoming scripts. […] We should treat these times as “an offer,” and ask ourselves how we would construct these celebrations if we were starting from scratch.

From Weekly Filet ##327, in November 2020.

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