Festivus, the airing of grievances, the non-holiday, light-hearted comic relief for this holiday season.
Why do I love Festivus so much? It’s taking a stand against consumerism; packed shopping malls full of crying babies and stressed out folks. It’s saving a tree by putting up a shiny metal pole, venting your frustrations, stuffing your face and performing unparalleled acts of strength.
Some wise words from Seinfeld’s Frank Costanza:
Frank Costanza: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.
Cosmo Kramer: What happened to the doll?
Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born … a Festivus for the rest of us!
Cosmo Kramer: That must have been some kind of doll.
Frank Costanza: She was.
This year while you’re all rushing off to shop for last minute gifts, I’ll be decorating my shiny pole with tinsel, airing grievances, enjoying my Festivus meal and performing amazing feats of strength.
Karla Rodas has a passion for life and connecting with others. Her intention is to serve others with love, patience and compassion. Inspiring, educating, and leading others in the sacred tradition of yoga, in all of its infinite benefits, mind, body and spirit is one of her true callings. Through yoga and writing, her greatest hope is to help others heal and tap into their own inner beauty, strength and limitless potential. Karla lives in San Diego with her beloved husband Frank and two teenage sons.
Ed: Lynn Hasselberger