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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Eve" -- Words

It's Christmas Eve. I don't know about you, but to me "eve" is a little mysterious -- a twilight shadowy place, perhaps a twilight shadowy day. Not quite THE day, but not in the realm of the ordinary, either. Maybe I've read too many books and seen too many movies where magical, unusual things happen on "eves." Especially All Saints Day's Eve, Hallowed Eve, Halloween.

For most of us, I think (have not researched this), it's a word and a time that came from medieval Europe when the Catholic church held sway and people determined the days by religious days.

In any event, may today be magical or unusual to you...or SEE the magical and unusual of this day (as any day).



Blogger Silver Phoenix said...

I think the 'eve' thing is actually a "Judeo" holdover (from the Judeo-Christian term) from the concept of the day starting at sundown.

Liturgically speaking, Christmas starts at sundown, Christmas Eve (at least by Catholic reckoning), not midnight.

Either way, have a happy whateveryoucelebrate!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Thanks, I figured someone would know and didn't take the time to research.

Thanks again,

10:07 AM  

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