Happy Holidays! Whichever ones apply:
Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular!
Practicing people are not particular,
Perhaps because all people yearn for friends.
Year’s end’s a time of darkness, true, but when
Has darkness ever darkened one small light?
Our pleasures are like candles in the night,
Lighting lamps that burn beyond our ken.
In celebration there is more than joy:
Days of feasting bind our friendships fast,
A fat and full embrace of things that last,
Yet holy in what sense one might employ,
Savoring sweet songs that spirits buoy.
UPDATE: Friday, December 26, 2008. We have had three power failures. Although we have power now it’s coming and going again. We are expecting a huge dump of snow tonight. If you have commented and your comment does not appear it will be because the power has failed and I’m unable to get online so I can moderate it.
Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year to all.