We will be posting winter holiday celebrations that we have seen in Star Trek. Voyagers episode called “Mortal Coil” was very depressing to me. I considered not including it in my list of winter Star Trek celebrations. But I then thought of the statistics of loneliness and suicide during the holiday season. This is a time when each of us should reach out to those who do not have family or are suffering from depression. Neelix died and was “resurrected” by Seven of Nine before the Prixin celebration. The experience made him reconsider his faith and his purpose. Remember many people may be experiencing these same things during the holiday season.
Star Trek has helped me through some dark times. Let us all reach out to at least once person alone this season.
“Prixin was a traditional Talaxian multi-day holiday that celebrated family.”
“Prixin was celebrated annually aboard the USS Voyager. In 2374, the first day of Prixin fell on a Thursday.”
“Neelix didn’t expect that he would die right before the celebration of Prixin and then be resurrected by Seven of Nine, nor did he expect that he would be questioning his faith or the point of living when he didn’t see the Guiding Tree of his afterlife.”
“Prixin was a joyful time for family and friends to gather and enjoy delicious meals. A traditional food served at Prixin was fruit compote served in root nectar, which was typically aged for several weeks before the first night of the holiday began..”
“The traditional salutation of Prixin (abridged) is “We do not stand alone. We are in the arms of family: [an extensive list of family members is read]. We gather this day to extol the warmth and joy of those unshakable bonds. Without them we could not call ourselves complete. On this day we are thankful to be together. We do not stand alone.” (VOY: “Mortal Coil”) ”