Why the no-event anniversary is a date for my diary
Is there any day in the year that isn't an anniversary of something momentous.
And if so, can we have a day off to mark the fact that there's nothing to commemorate? We seem to be coming down with BIG dates this weather - 30 years since this, 40 since that, 500 since the other. Royal weddings, royal visits, presidential visits.
Even in my personal life, I've been hit by a sudden flurry of big anniversaries and birthdays and special events.
It's getting hard to find an original card, never mind the cost of gifts and outfits.
How about setting aside a day to celebrate a commemoration-free day?
We just smile and say "Happy no anniversary of anything very major at all at all" to each other and relax into a simple 24-hour period without the angst of reading short historical synopses online to remind us what we're remembering.
One blessed day when you don't have to squeeze into a control garment so you can let it all hang out at a party.
A simple pleasant interlude between the high points that are coming so thick and fast they're beginning to blur.
A day's indolence to balance out the rest of this Annus Anniversarius Overloadius.
Let's raise a glass to it.
Now ... what date should it be?