CHRISTMAS 2020

This Year’s Tree…

I know. I have been unusually silent on here for Christmas time! There are so many wonderful things to be said about this magical holiday season of Miracles! And ordinarily, I cannot stop saying them!

2020 has been an exceptionally Magical year, giving us time to pause, reflect and reassess how we spend the precious little time we have on this Earth. This Holiday Season has very much followed suit. Shaking it up! Giving us a different way to look at things we have grown accustomed to doing some particular way.

For so many of us, the Christmas Season happens by rote. Every Year it’s the same: Shop, Decorate, Tree, Cards, Wrap, Ship, Family, Cook, Collapse… Nope – Not this Year! This Year we will need to find what is important to us and figure out how to hang on to that!

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Worthy Recipients

Just placed into the stand, and undecorated, five days before Christmas

Just placed into the stand, and undecorated, five days before Christmas

What an Imperfect Holiday, eh?
Whew!
I have been Way Behind.
Christmas was four days ago, and I’m still Way Behind!

Today is the Fourth Day of Christmas.
A reminder: December 25th is Christmas Day and December 26th is the First Day Of Christmas… the Twelve Days culminate in the Feast of the Epiphany (sometimes known in the United States as “Little Christmas”) on January 6th — the Twelfth Day of Christmas!

And so I take a Breath, and I remind myself that nothing is Behind.
No one has failed.
We are simply in the midst of it all!
As Always, Everything happens in the Perfect Time-Space Configuration.
In fact, this is still the first Half!
Breeeeeeeeeeeeathe…
Now pause with me, and take another Deep Breath.
Deeeeeeeeep Breeeeeeeeath…
Take two or three, if you like….
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm…
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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…)