Either I'm telling the truth on a quiz or I'm telling you how I feel about life....whadda ya gonna do?
This is my this time of year statement.....I hate people who are Holiday Lemmings. How can grown humans be so consumed with getting things for their loved ones and be rude and out of control in the process? It's one of life's cocker spaniel moments.
Having had 5 cocker spaniels in my life, I know that those little beasties will cock their sweet eyed heads when they are questioning something that happens close to them. Huh? to the left, What? to the right. Cute behavior, right??? That is what I feel like when I am in public after Halloween. I just tilt my head one way or the other as I watch normal appearing humans behaving like starving beasts at the sight of a new kill.
Much like the entrance to the church at the end of our neighborhood....you can never even assume that after church, these folks will look, take turns or behave like they are civilized let alone kind people as they go out to face the week as "churched people". Yikes. I can't tell you how many times I have inched past the driveway hoping like hades that they will have listened inside to the wages of sin.............the sin of arrogance and neglect, the sin of "yep, did church now get the hell outta my way", the sin of "the world is watching sports fans".....behave nicely. Whatever.
But at the malls and shopping centers, and big box stores, well, what can you expect? No one preached anything except on TV where it says "you better get your kid this one thing or they won't have a Happy Christmas"....this they believe.
Which brings me to the crux of the rant......everytime I see a "Believe" sign at Christmas I am dumbfounded. Believe in what? The reason for the season according to some, the Santa Claus mystic, the retailers bottom line, or the BS you have been fed to think that one day all year needs to be perfect and always lets you down?
I don't want you to think I don't have wonderful holiday memories and happy thoughts. I do. I'm sure you do as well. I can and do share those times and remember them every year. I would never want to rain on anyone's holiday hopes and dreams. But where we have come to and where I wish we were are totally different places.
Love should be the basis of all celebrations. Hope should be the cornerstone of every gathering and support should be the essence of every gifting and honoring experience. My thoughts, my wishes, my core belief. So when I am asked to believe.....I do but my belief is based in love, light, magick and passion to achieve goodness.
My wish for you is love my friends. Happy Thanksgiving week.