Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas...peace and goodwill to all

We are nearly at the end of another year.  A year of pain and sorrow for so many, and my heart goes out to all of them.  I hope 2013 will bring peace, and compassion, and hope for us all.

As for me, I am my usual disorganised self, and have not sent out my cards, nor even made my usual 'every-christmas-without-fail' panfortes in time to post them to far-flung loved ones (sorry little brother, maybe a new year panforte?!).  I'm feeling a bit numb by this time, the over-commercialisation just depresses me, even when I find myself getting caught up in it.  I long for something simpler, cleaner, quieter.  Christmas carols, real ones, not 'Frosty the Snowman'.  Sung by people I know, not pre-recorded by the latest pop sensation.  Family and friends and small gifts, home-made or chosen with care.  A story about a tiny baby, small children dressed up as shepherds and kings and tripping over their dads' old dressing gowns.  And hope.  Hope, compassion and peace for us all, no matter what spiritual creed we follow, no matter where we are.

And so, I wish you ALL a safe, joyful, peaceful Christmas season, and a happy and hopeful new year. Follow your dreams, be creative, love and be loved...and don't forget to fly.

With love and hope,
Christina

I must not forget how to fly (detail.  © 2007)

9 comments:

John Barleycorn Must Die said...

Thank you... and all good wishes to you.

Charlotte said...

Seasons greetings to you and a peaceful holiday. I hope you get the joy of the best of it and shut the door on the rest.

If it helps we have just done our school nativity and the children were amazing; Balthazar's present got stuck in his pocket, the songs brought a tear to our eyes and the Angel Gabriel soared with so much joy that he almost flew with his cardboard wings.

Mo Crow said...

Here's a toast to you Christina may 2013 bring much wonderment and joy to you and yours with lots of time for making your beautiful art!

char said...

May you also have a Blessed New Year.

Jacky said...

Thank you and sending peace and love, happiness and good health to you and your family. May your Christmas be filled with the simple joys of the season.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful painting with us again.

Jacky (also disorganised)

xox

Ren said...

Likewise my dear, have a good one and enjoy it in the bestest way that makes it special for you and yours! Ren x

Hindustanka said...

Thank you, wishing same to you and your family. Be happy during this holiday season as well as in New Year! :)Warm hugs,
Anna.

Ruthie Redden said...

and the very same here. We're wishing for a quiet holiday time dusted with love & laughter, wintery walks & songs to sing. Have a wonderful, family filled, peaceful Christmas, sending hugs x x

The Old Burrow said...

Have only just stumbled upon your Attic. I love your Mantra! May there be lots of it, (flying that is), for all of us in 2013.

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