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Father's Day

Why does Father's Day not get half the bad press that Mother's Day does? On Mother's Day you've got the sincere sentiment, and you've got all the people who wish they could just quietly ignore the day, but they're feeling pressured by the Media-Based Marketing Machine to do something to celebrate it, even if they fucking hate their insane bitches of mothers. So there's a whole lot of resentment around it, same with St. Valentine's Day.

But Father's Day seems to slide by without any grudgery if it's not actively celebrated. I wonder why that is.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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