In the germanic languages of which I am familiar, the name of the day means "Day of the Moon." For example, in German it is "Montag" and English "Monday." The romance languages also give homage to the moon on the day after Sunday (Day of the Sun). In French it is "Lundi," Italian has "Lunedi," and in Spanish calles it "Lunes."All of which are based on the Latin "Lunae" meaning "moon" which is the same word that serves as the root for "Lunar" and, not coincidentally "Lunacy."
Not coincidentally? Well... People used to believe that the moon directly controlled people's mental health. It was said to be the moon that drove lunatics crazy. It is also not a coincidence because people act crazy on this day.
You've just enjoyed a lovely weekend, being productive (or not) around the house; going out and enjoying yourself... and then what do you do on Monday? Give it all up and head in to slave for the man! That's crazy! Unless you like your job...
Which it occurs to me that I do! What am I doing sitting here? I could be at work! Yeah!
Whatever you are today, I hope your Monday has something crazy in store for you!
Don Bergquist - August 11, 2008 - Lakewood, Colorado