Just two days to Christmas. Any other year I would be feeling excited and looking forward to having family together and celebrating the holidays. This time last year who would have thought we would be experiencing a full-blown world-wide pandemic, wearing masks and confined to our homes apart from necessary outings to the food store. Many would be unemployed, broke, destitute and lining up for food handouts. Hundreds of thousands would be dead. It’s shocking.
COVID 19 has touched all of us and my heart goes out to each and every one of you. I hope you and your family stay strong and healthy this holiday season and the spirit of Christmas, which is basically celebrating the joy of life and sharing with each other, will be with you and give you strength.
With that said, I share with you a funny Gary Larsen cartoon that I hope brings a smile to your face. I am also including the video of “We Are The World” The Live Aid musician collaboration to raise awareness of famine in Africa. It has been on my mind a lot lately because of what we are all going though around the world.
This Christmas will be white But not with virgin snow The tree is bedecked with tinsel But it twinkles minus the glow The festivities a non-event The food just a necessity The only present to unwrap Was the gift of a penalty Without someone to love The holiday holds no appeal A person alone can be Regarded as a fifth wheel Composing yourself for The inevitable questions Answering with white lies Avoiding unwanted suggestions Eventually it will be over and be gone for another year Next time it might be different Perhaps I could disappear