21 December 2008

December Light

Happy Winter Solstice!

“Look round and round upon this bare bleak plain, and see even here, upon a winter's day, how beautiful the shadows are! Alas! it is the nature of their kind to be so. The loveliest things in life, Tom, are but shadows; and they come and go, and change and fade away, as rapidly as these!”

~ Charles Dickens

Happy Hanukkah!

The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.

~ Robert Altinger

4 more days!

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to church; the Jews called it "Hanukkah" and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say "Merry Christmas!" or "Happy Hanukkah!" or (to the atheists) "Look out for the wall!"

~Dave Barry


Chris said...

Happy happy!

And brrr.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dave Barry. That Holiday Sage. .

Happy Holidays (and Non-) to us all.

teabird said...

Happy everything to everyone - peace and health and serenity to everyone -
(and especially you(

Anonymous said...

Good Yule! Blessed Be.

Not to be a Scrooge, but Myrna IS coming back, right?

Lisa said...

May the lords leap and the ladies dance and the Yule time bring great joy and merriment to all!

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy! I lone it, DaveBarry & Dickens.

Anonymous said...

"Look out for the wall!" tee hee.

Brigitte said...

Happy Christmas to you all!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Very wise words. It's Christmas here, and if anyone doesn't like it they get coal in their stocking.

"Those who don't believe don't get"-
I still believe in Santa.

Have a terrific one!