After a day of rain, we have sunshine and almost-blue skies, so as I sit here in the sun and have a cup of tea – I’ve already had my allotted cups of coffee but a cup of tea furthers the housework avoidance thing – I decided to share at least part of my world.
What traditional Christmas decoration is actually a parasitic plant? Mistletoe. It was such a bummer when I learned that, kind of took away any romantic associations – I mean, really, you want that parasite hanging in your doorways, knowing it can kill trees?
Name something about this holiday season (whatever version you may celebrate) that most people like, but you dislike? I’m not sure I know what most people like, and I suspect more people dislike what I’m going to say than admit to it. I dislike the emphasis on gift-receiving in this season. I like it to be kept simple, to have the emphasis on spending time with people we care about. We stopped exchanging gifts a few years ago and now, if we give anything, it’s usually small and often something we’ve made, and it’s neither required nor expected. It makes the holidays so much more relaxed. Of course, we don’t have any small children to be concerned with either.
What’s your favorite – or least favorite – song sung traditionally at this time of year? My favorite is The Little Drummer Boy. That “rump a bump bum” just does it for me.
And the last one ———> In the song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” what “incriminating” evidence was found on Grandma’s back? I’ve heard that song once or twice, but really don’t remember the lyrics. It’s not something I seek out as it seems to lack some of the spirit of the holidays, don’t you think?
Finally: What would you like to share with the world, if time or cost were no object? My presence, in many different parts of the world. Joking there. Seriously, there are things I wish for the world, but they’re not things I can share except within my own small group of friends – they would be tolerance, peace, harmony. They would include a cure for cancer and some of the other reallly debilitating diseases, health care at reasonable costs, a warm place to sleep and enough food to eat – love, light, and joy.
Which is what I wish for all of you during this season and throughout the coming year – love, light, and joy.