Sunday, December 24, 2006

Fourth Sunday of Advent: It's Christmas Eve!

If you are celebrating Christmas, may your day be full of the holiness and joy of the light.

If you are celebrating Festivus, may your day be full of laughter and music and light.

If you are celebrating Chanukah, may your day be full of promise and liberation and light.

If you are celebrating Kwanzaa, may your day be full of community and energy and light.

If you are enduring loss and loneliness, may the darkness herald the light that will come again one day.


And may you all have better luck than me! I was at the grocery at 8:00 this morning, picking up the free range turkeys who range no more and other last minutes requirements for tomorrow's feast. I tried to add two bottles of Spanish wine to our collection (I've been purchasing a couple of bottles every day for the past week as I have slowly filled the kitchen with goodies) in honor of the son who spent the last two summers in Barcelona, only to be informed that wine cannot be purchased before 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. I was dressed and ready for church, and thinking that Jesus, as I recall, drank plenty of wine, and I was, I'm afraid, a bit out of sorts at this revelation ~ but hey, I'm glad that our legislature is on top of all the many needs of our state. A prohibition on the purchase of wine before 10:00 a.m. on Sunday certainly tops my list!


Paul said...

Government sometimes protects us from ourselves. Merry Christmas, Robin.

Kathryn said...

I couldn't see the picture.

I hope your Christmas is absolutely wonderful!