“I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.”
– Ronald Reagan
OK, for the excruciatingly dense, or those who’ve not had coffee yet totally redundant, that cryptic little acronym up in the corner is for, Post Christmas Blog, Yo. I started counting at zero because… I started counting at zero yesterday, yo. My blog, my rules.
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
– Charles Dickens via Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. yes, that’s the real title
How many times do you suppose you’ve heard, or said yourself, “I wish it could be Christmas all year long!” or perhaps, “I wish every day was Christmas day!”
I’m thinking, more times than you can count… usually in movies, or from kids who want to be buried in presents future Hoarders, or perhaps a store owner/manager who doesn’t do so well the rest of the year.
So why isn’t it?
“Are you fucking crazy? well, yeah No way could I support that level of raging bullshit, financially or emotionally, all goddamn year!”
“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”
– Dr. Seuss
There are plenty of adults who understand that Christmas day is the one day of the year people are supposed to put differences aside and concentrate on peace and good will.
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
– Roy L. Smith
The problem, really, is that we, as a species, cannot even truly put our animosity aside for even one day. The “Spirit of Christmas” is supposed to transcend ethnicity, and religion yet, this year, on Christmas day, the violence between Israel and factions within the Gaza Strip continued status quo. Truth is, George Washington staged a “daring” Christmas raid against British troops on Christmas morning, which is much heralded and commemorated by innumerable copies of that painting of him crossing the Delaware River, prior to the attack.
All tolled, that shit don’t bode well for “Christmas every day of the year!”
It’s Frickin’ Friday. Consider, as you prepare for your New Year’s Bacchanalia…
“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin