Sixth Day of Christmas

NewYear MEme1New Year’s Eve
The Sixth Day of Christmas

Nothing to distract from the chaos of the Holidays like adding in Another Holiday in the Middle…
It has been several weeks of rushing about
And I am reminded of that Children’s Book in which the Little Boy wishes it could be Christmas Every Day, and then gets his wish…
And within only a week or two of eating big feasts at Every Meal, rushing around and seeing relatives, and not getting anything else done, he starts to go out of his mind.
Sometimes, just the Twelve Days of Christmas can begin to feel like too much…

It ain’t necessarily so. (more…)

Fifth Day of Christmas

IMG_3887Well, Already I feel like a Crazy Person.
Christmas was Last Week and I am still Celebrating!
It’s only the Fifth Day of Christmas and already I’m a Social OutCast.
No one else on the train is wearing Christmas Clothing or carrying brightly wrapped packages… I am the only one.
I look around and sing to myself, “Do They Know It’s Christmastime at All?”
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Fourth Day of Christmas

kwanzaa-stampFourth Day of Christmas.
Fourth Day of Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa is Such a Beautiful Holiday.
To be honest, I am not sure I am technically allowed to celebrate it,
As my ancestry is not of the African Diaspora.

But I also know that “Happy Holidays” often sounds more like an Apology
than the Proclamation it deserves to be,
and I would rather err on the side of Celebrating and Enjoying Life Too Much
than too Little.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS to me means MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANNUKAH AND HAPPY KWANZAA AND HAPPY SOLSTICE AND HAPPY ST. LUCIA DAY AND HAPPY THREE KINGS DAY AND GOD JUL and though I Know we may be Months from EID or DIWALI, A BLESSED EID AND HAPPY DIWALI TOO! (more…)

Third Day of Christmas

IMG_3700Wow!
Only the Third Day
Why is it starting to feel like it’s over, already?
Sunday of the Weekend After Christmas – feels like enough already, eh?
That’s Cultural.
You Choose!
These Twelve Days are Yours… (more…)

Second Day of Christmas

IMG_1772Today is the Second Day of Christmas.
This year, it falls on a Saturday so it might be a bit easier to Relax and Celebrate.
Have you been interrupted this week by Work Responsibilities?
Those of us in the Second Half of Life
Remember when such a thing was unheard of…
Christmas was a time to be with Family and Friends
Pause
Reflect
And while some who worked operating Trains and Busses
Or in the Medical Profession
Would be called to duty,
Most Clients and Bosses Left People alone.
Notice how that’s changed?

Yes.
Christmas changes over time.
Even here in America (more…)

First Day of Christmas

IMG_2125How was it?
All that Build-up
All that Craziness
And it’s over, right?
Nope.
Its Just Beginning.

Yesterday was Christmas Day.
Today is the First Day of Christmas. (more…)

Not About Selfies

IMG_3595I came upon a Clever Little Novelty Book.
A Small Photo Album
Entitled, “Selfie”
And each page was captioned, “Me.”
“Me”
“Me”
“Me”
“Me”…

Very Clever for an Album of Selfies…
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Christmas is not the same thing. (more…)

It Takes a Village

Mostly, I tune it out.
I’ll be in a store, or a Coffee House
It’s the first week of December
Christmas Music is playing a Little Too Loud

I ignore it.
I don’t like when the Beautiful Sounds of a Season I treasure
Are coopted in an attempt to make me buy things.
So I have a pretty strong filter.

But then, there’s a few that break through… (more…)