I just couldn't bite my tongue with regard to writing this post. So be it, I'm commencing 2018 venting atop my imaginary little soapbox.
While delighting in viewing some blog entries over the past few days, I noticed that quite a few folks disassemble their Christmas decor on December 26, or just shortly after. I'm quite dumbfounded, to say the least. Of course, many people enjoy this holiday without a religious attachment...... but really, what is the rush to pack all those baubles away? It's an "on to the next thing" mentality. What's up with that? Please don't tell me you put up your Christmas decor before Thanksgiving and that you're just so over it and sick of it. Oy!
For those who do acknowledge "Christ" in Christmas...... hello!, Advent (western liturgical year)begins on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. Then there's Christmas week (beginning Christmas Day), and the Epiphany, or Feast of the Three Kings, which usually falls on January 6 and concludes the Christmas season.
Now, I understand that some of these dates vary according to where you live on the map, and this is in no way an invitation to argue or discuss topics about paganism. But, perhaps, slowing down, taking time to be in the moment and enjoying the time at hand is not such a bad way to ring in the New Year.
Okay, I'm stepping off my little imaginary soapbox now.
|©Linda Nelson 2018|