My wife and I only celebrate four holidays: Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice. All the rest are man-made commemorations of bullshit. – an attempt to venerate our belief in the nobility of our species.
To me the natural seasons mark the stages of human life: childhood (birth-20); young adult hood (20-40); adulthood (40-60) and old age (60+): Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
I am in the winter of my years, and that is not bad because I have always love the winter. Now the days get shorter as we move toward winter, and I look forward to the coming of that season and the first snow fall.
Yes, John Snow, winter is coming for all of us; but that is not a bad thing.