Melanie (mal3ficent) wrote,

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'The rain never flattens my hair....'

You know how people advise each other to fake it till you make it? Pretend that you're happy and happiness will eventually arrive, like some long badge you thought you'd lost but found under a piece of furniture?

I'm wondering if the same can be applied to this holiday weekend. I know there have been rumblings of changing this holiday weekend to Matariki instead of Queen's Birthday.  
I don't like celebrating the Queen's birthday, unless that Queen is, of course, me.

I decided a while ago that I would celebrate Matariki instead.
That is the heliacal rising of the Pleiades, which occurs this month. It is a time of great feasting and celebrations. Also known as Māori New Year.

So I'll look to the stars instead of some aging parasite who represents a foreign class system.

Happy Matariki weekend, everyone! 
Don't forget there's a lunar eclipse going on, as well as the Transit of Venus this Wednesday.

Long live the new Republic of Aotearoa! Annette Sykes for President!

Tags: tino rangatiratanga, whānau mārama
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