We used to run a cow-ranch,In all that old term meant,But all our ancient gloriesIn recent years have went;We’re takin’ summer boarders,And, puttin’ it quite rude,It’s now the cowboy’s provinceTo herd the festive dude.
Oh, leave the gay and festive scenes, The halls of dazzling light.
The glad circle round them yield their souls To festive mirth, and wit that knows no gall.james thomson
When I came to California, it was the mecca of the world. Every young person on the planet wanted to be here. It was the heart of the hippie activity, and it was our culture, our generation, expressing itself at its most festive, so it was a real magnet for the young people … with the love-ins and so on.
Like all weddings it had left the strange feeling of futility, the slight sense of depression that comes to English people who have tried, from their strong sense of tradition, to be festive and sentimental and in high spirits too early in the day. The frame of mind supposed to be appropriate to an afternoon wedding can only be genuinely experienced by an Englishman at two o'clock in the morning.Ada Leverson
We used to run a cow-ranch, In all that old term meant, But all our ancient glories In recent years have went; We’re takin’ summer boarders, And, puttin’ it quite rude, It’s now the cowboy’s province To herd the festive dude.
Haven't you noticed that John is just a little bit... festive?
Without cruelty there is no festival: thus the longest and most ancient part of human history teaches and in punishment there is so much that is festive!friedrich nietzsche