Some Holiday Thoughts. . . December 24th, 2006
And while reading bizarro thoughts. . .do listen to the Wild West Podcast which just released its holiday edition complete with local and some classic holiday rock and roll! – 12/24/06
December, the holiday season is a wonderful time of year. Forget the shopping, sales and that crap. If you can strip that stuff away you can find something. And no I am not talking religion here. Yes I know Christmas and Hanukkah are religious holidays, but for me it is not about that either.
No it is simple. Christmas, Hanukkah, the holiday season is a time to celebrate life. I do latch on to the metaphors that both offer. Birth in the case of Christmas, continuance or overflow, an abundance, in lack of a better words, in the case of Hanukkah. Both come out of the everyday, but yet wonderful in reflection. Look at Christmas, which for many of is celebrated in winter or at least it use to be. And with Christmas and Hanukkah, in the holiday season, we celebrate a birth. Birth also is an overflow or an abundance of life. Move over to Hanukkah and you have what was thought sufficient for one day, lasts for seven. the candles, like life overflow and continue. There is an abundance of light.
Jump from metaphor to everyday and it is just nice to reconnect with family and friends. This year has been very nice as I have reconnected with a range of folks and kept in touch with others and I think of all of these now in the course of this season. Add to that family and it is just a rich brew. If nothing else this season asks us to reflect and consider those connections, those people past and present. This season allows one to mix these various threads, to reach out and say hello again and catch up, break bread and wine with those we encounter.
Those meetings, those get-togethers are the overflow, the celebration and sharing of it. My only thought on looking at the idea above is these things should been done through out the year, a theme I have heard before. It is just hard to do and besides, you have to start somewhere.
Sorry to get new age philosophical but once in awhile it is appropriate.
Enjoy and do have a great holiday season!
The Wild West Podcast which just released its holiday edition complete with local and classic holiday rock and roll! – 12/24/06
Will be in the itunes Podcast section shortly. Previous Wild West Podcast can be found on iTunes today!