And So This is Christmas  

Posted by Alex Pendragon

"And so this is Christmas....
and what have you done?
for the near and the dear one's,
and new ones just begun......"

Today is Christmas, the supposed birth date of "The Prince of Peace", Jesus Christ, AKA the "Son of God". It's a date I have struggled with every year of my life. Of all the days we celebrate something, this one is certainly the paradox of them all. Whole armies, if somewhat of the same religious persuasion, have halted their killing on this date, while in modern times, it has become a day of rest after a month-long orgy of spending, usually putting families into debt at the same time, while business has come to rely on this one day to put their balance sheets into the plus zone. One day out of 365. On this day the depressed will often be pushed to suicide, and homeless people will be ushered into gymnasiums for their biannual guilt feast, the other one being Thanksgiving. If anything, the "Prince of Peace" has taught us that how we usually treat each other is not right, by any moral standard, and thus we try, at least, on this one day of the year, to act as though any of us really care what he tried to tell us all those thousands of years ago.

"So Merry Merry Christmas,'
and a happy New Year....
let's hope it's a good one,
without any fear.....?

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2 slick comments

Ah yes, Christmas, well, none-the-less, Merry, Merry. Thank you for the gift of friendship you have given me.

May the New Year bring you and yours health, happiness and prosperity.

d.

December 25, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Yes, let's hope it's a good one, without any fear... Much love and gratitude to you and yours and hope that 2009 brings you much peace and joy. You and your wife cast some lovely spells that helped get me through 2008. Peace. :)

December 26, 2008 at 12:48 PM

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