If you’re a Discworld reader (and you should be), you know the Watch wear the lilac on May 25th in memory of those who fell in the Glorious Revolution of Treacle Mine Road. If you’re a Pratchett fan (and you should be), you know that those of us who love Sir Terry wear the lilac on May 25th in celebration of his great gifts to the world and his continuing fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.
In honor of the day, I refer you to Buzzfeed’s twenty-six Pratchett quote posters and all of Sir Terry’s huge and delightful body of work (click on the posters to enlarge).
But wait, there’s more. May 25th is also Towel Day, in honor of Douglas Adams of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame, the most important piece of advice therein being “Don’t forget your towel.”
My lilacs aren’t in bloom yet, so I’m planning on finding a lilac towel and some cookies and tea and spending the afternoon reading some Pratchett and Adams. That’s pretty much a perfect day.
And thank you, gentlemen, for some of the best hours of my life