what i wish...



i have not believed in the big fat man with the long white beard since i found the presents "he" brought me stuffed under my parents bed weeks before the day...

these past two years have re-iterated with grave injustice just how much Santa truly does not exist – and not simply because there have been no gifts under my tree… 

life brings all of us thorns and ills and things that, without warning, knock us down and hold us there with hands around our throats…    

the lesson, i think, in all of this is that in any life, at any given moment in time, we are exactly where we are meant to be and there is always always ALWAYS something there to be thankful for...

even if it seems extremely small and insignificant...

"it only takes a tiny spark to get a fire going..."

and so; from me to you with a full and thankful heart;

I wish you health.  i wish you warmth.  i wish you love.  i wish you laughter. i wish you wonder.  i wish you blessings untold...

but most of all; i wish you a heart filled with all the wisdom the universe has to offer and the willingness to share it with your neighbor...

Merry Christmas and "God bless us, Every One." 

have a holly jolly christmas...

This is a re-posting - in case it looks oddly familiar - but it's the season so;
 
Merry Christmas!

when my son was a young teen he asked for a guitar.

and, being the cautious frugal parents that we were coupled with knowing that nothing ever lasted beyond a thought or two no matter how expensive it might have been at the start, we thought long and hard and came up with what we thought was a good solution.

if he really seriously wanted a guitar, he would save half of what it would cost on his own and we would add the rest. 

soon, contrary to what i thought would happen, he had saved half the money. 

the day came when he and his dad went to the music store, bought a shiny new black and white guitar and brought it home. 

and his mother, she of little faith, was humbled....

from the moment he picked it up he played like he'd had a guitar - and lessons - all his life.

and he has ever since.

bands and gigs have come and gone, but my son; Mr. Elusive has remained;

Let It Snow
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas
Greensleeves

christmas is over and new years celebrations have passed but i am still listening to christmas music....

and probably will be for the rest of the year....

 i love you son