We are being pummelled by a winter storm that has been menacing the north east and central states and Canada.
Yesterday was clear as a bell and actually nice out. Did I just say that?
Finally some decorations made their way outside and my little house is starting to take on the spirit of Christmas.
I'm now staying home for the Holidays, which I'm fine with. Today, I'm putting up the inside decorations and have lit a scented Cranberry candle. Gregorian and Elizabethan Christmas music is on, I love medieval music, my memory wanders and I wonder aloud how the human race has survived.
War, mostly over religion and indifference, famine, plagues and environmental changes. Our geography is our history, our heritage is what makes us who we are.
As the snow swirls in its dance with the wind, I reflect on how very lucky I am to live in a free country, own my own home, have a job and as a woman, I am lucky to have rights and the freedom of choice.
At this time of year, remember the Reason for the Season, rejoice and remember.
Christmas is not about what gift you get from a store or gift you give under duress of feeling guilt.
Christmas is the GIFT.
Let go of old grudges, old past memories, embrace the new beginning the Solstice gives us. The promise of spring, longer daylight.
I'm not going to get all religious on you, but truly, enjoy this magical time, enjoy the carols, lift a cup of wassail, embrace a friend,
because in days of yore, if they could have ...
(the front of the card reads)
"Oh, I am so blogging about this"
they would have!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,