Today is Christmas.
Sunday night was the first night of Chanukah, which will end on the 30th. Kwanzaa starts tomorrow and ends January 1st, and many other traditions are also marking important dates.(Historians tell us that many holidays occur during December and January, not because the dates of the events being celebrated are necessarily accurate, but because we need a break from the dark and cold.)
My holiday wish is pretty simple: A world in which people respect their neighbors–including those who differ from them– and wish them well. A world where we learn from each other, care for each other, and give each other the benefit of the doubt.
A world where that bumper sticker that uses symbols to spell out “coexist” is descriptive rather than aspirational.
I’m not pontificating today. I’m not even going to beat my head against the nearest wall. I hope you and your loved ones all have a wonderful holiday, and I hope those of you who are regular readers and commenters know how much I appreciate you.
I’ll be my grouchy self again tomorrow. Meanwhile, have a happy holiday!
I’m not going to irritate or agitate or fulminate today; it’s a holiday. Have some eggnog and relax.
Try to push the problems this blog discusses out of your minds–at least until tomorrow.
Thanks to all of you who read my rants, and those of you who take the time to comment.
Have a great day. This grinch will be back tomorrow.
It’s Christmas, and I assume that even the least religious among us are enjoying the holiday, each in our own way, so this will be brief.
Our multi-ethnic clan exchanges gifts on Christmas Eve, so I plan to use the better part of this day to try out the shiny new toy my obliging husband bought me. (I didn’t hint–I told him what make I wanted, and I specified the model and accessories.)
I’m getting ready to read the manual, so that I take proper care of my spiffy new vacuum cleaner….
What can I say? My children routinely remind me that I’m weird.
It really comes down to being a control freak, and in today’s world, there isn’t much I can control–or even influence. So–our political system may be a mess, but I can see to it that my floors are clean!
Happy Holidays, everyone!