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Holiday eating

December 25, 2011

I have thought for a long time that one way I can tell when I’ve been celebrating a holiday is from the telltale signs of having overeaten — for me the two go hand in hand.  I’ve always assumed it was tied to actually celebrating the holiday, so I am puzzling over having overeaten today at a friend’s family Christmas dinner (and having enjoyed it thoroughly) without actually thinking I was celebrating the holiday — I sort of assumed I was a tag-along, not really a participant.  I’m wondering whether the system is transitive, if by engaging in the meal I am actually participating in the holiday.