Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Joyous Holiday Season



And the truth of the matter is;  I am not much interested in being gloomy right now.   Since the truth is pretty gloomy at the present, there is a disconnect between my desires (a happy holiday) and the purpose of this blog (talking about things in what I consider to be a truthful manner).

So, I think that, unless something inspires me otherwise, I will take the rest of the year off and immerse myself in the mundane avoidance of inconvenient and unpleasant truths that is the hallmark of American civilization and political discourse.

Have a great holidays, forget the crap around you for a bit and treasure the joys that the world can bring you.  I think that the ability to accomplish this simple act is a survival skill that you should hone along with the rest of them.  It might just be the difference between surviving and living.

Benedictio Dei.

4 comments:

Mayberry said...

Merry Christmas 'Gringo, see ya next year...

Gather ye marbles said...

From A TESTIMONY AGAINST SEVERAL PROPHANE AND SUPERSTITIOUS CUSTOMS, NOW PRACTISED BY SOME IN NEW-ENGLAND, by Increase Mather (1687) [edited for brevity]: "The generality of Christmas-keepers are consumed in Compotations, in Interludes, in playing at Cards, in Revellings, in excess of Wine, Dicing, Masking, Mumming, in mad Mirth, and in all Licentious Liberty, as though it were some Heathen Feast of Ceres or Bacchus. Just after this manner were the Saturnalia of the Heathen celebrated. Saturn was the Gaming God. And the Feast of Christ’s Nativity is attended with such Profaneness, as that it deserves the name of Saturn’s Mass, or of Bacchus his Mass, or if you will, the Devil’s Mass. There is much more reason to omit the Observation of Christmas Festivities, which have brought a Deluge of Profaneness upon the World. The Scandal of them calls for their Abolition. It is deeply to be lamented, that there should be any need to Preach or to Write against any such Vanities here in New-England. Methinks I hear the Lord speaking to New-England as once to Israel; I planted thee a Noble Vine, wholly a Right Seed; How then art thou turned into the Degenerate Plant of a Strange Vine unto me!" Ho ho ho! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

HermitJim said...

Happy holidays back at ya, my friend! Enjoy the rest of your holiday season!

Dorcas' Daddy said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah (final day!) and Have a Wonderful New Year