life itself

Today, from birthdays to bridal showers, bachelor parties to proms, even baby showers are now bigger than life. 48 hour weekends, whole weeks, even entire months are dedicated and spent at great cost to celebrate single milestones to which we used to only donate hours of a day. It wasn’t a competition back then and nobody was starved for a party. Seems maybe we’ve passed the point of considering life itself the celebration and its measures the mere exclamation points. We used to go big, and then we literally just went home.