Sunday, December 25, 2016

Holiday Greetings

Blogger or my computer is a little broken this morning, so this may not have a title.

     But 'tis the day of the season -- literally, for two of the world's great faiths, and we just missed the solstice (do Western Civ. and the various calendars ever manage a triple-play?) and therefore,
Merry Christmas!
or whatever other wish would be most appropriate for you.

     As I have written earlier, I don't feel the least bit hesitant about all-encompassing holiday wishes; you can wish a cautious "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays," and I'm fine with that -- or you can be just as specific as you like, religiously, culturally, whatever.  It is the thought that counts and for at least just this one day, at least in just this one, widely (and however tenuously) shared culture, with the Russians and the Greek Orthodox leaping a little ahead of their day and the various solar-calendar pagans lagging, let us wish one another well -- and mean it.

     The very best of holiday wishes to you and yours, from Tam, Rannie, Huck and me, here at Roseholme Cottage.

6 comments:

Old NFO said...

Merry Christmas!

RandyGC said...

And to all the inhabitants of Roseholme Cottage!

Matthew Fulghum said...

Merry Christmas. I hope you ladies had a nice day, and wish you good health in the coming year.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Hoping you are feeling better?

gfa

Anonymous said...

The Solstice was on the 25th until the Catholic Church re-engineered the calendar way back when.

It is why Mithras is also on the 25th.

Rich P said...

A local Denver lawyer/radio personality and the Mrs. have been running ads for
an emporium of glittery wearables, ending with a hearty "Merry Christmas!". Thing is, they're forthright Jews. This warms the crinkles of my heart.
Even though I'm not the demographic the emporium is looking for.