Monday 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas.

Father and son with their
dog collecting a tree in the forest [A]
If there is a God pulling our strings, He must have a good sense of humour. You see, I’m not much of a religious bloke. Christmas, for me, has no particular religious meaning.

Moreover, I know that Christmas is largely a time to spend money we don’t have on stuff we don’t need.

And yet, and yet … In the last few days I’ve been haunted by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. How will future Christmases look like? Will there be Christmases?

Even for non-religious people like me, Christmas is still something beyond religious beliefs and forced consumerism. For our part of humanity, Christmas is that day of the year when at least most of us are still allowed and expected to spend time with family and friends, away from work. Is a day where by informal decree one has to be happy, for no particular reason, even if our budgets are limited.

Is a day we can imagine our world could be better and perhaps that we could make it like that.

Whether you are religious or not, take advantage of that decree. Be happy today, with your loved ones. Don’t waste that opportunity.

Merry Christmas.

Image Credits:
[1] “Father and son with their dog collecting a tree in the forest”. Author: Franz Kr├╝ger. Source: Wikimedia. Work in the public domain.


  1. Happy Xmas magpie
    -- the oo

  2. Thanks, kid. Although a bit late, the same to you and your old folks.