What is it? To millions, it was Chinese New Year, and to millions more, it was Valentine`s Day. Either way, it was a day of celebration. Now with Canada's latest greatest statutory holiday - Family Day (celebrated on the 3rd Monday of February) - this long weekend had the makings of a 'May 2-4' or Labour Day long-weekend, whether or not you were 'in love'.
What power there is in a day. Some days are celebrated monthly, some annually, bi-annually, and so forth by the Gregorian Calendar, or fiscal calendar, or Chinese Calendar, and so forth.
Calendars. Regularity. Recurrence. Schedules to commemorate a future day. Reasons to remember a past day. Calendars give days power.
February 14, 2010. It is the 14-year anniversary of my grandmother's passing, and the day my father went into cardiac arrest.