Friday, December 24, 2004

My Low-Tech, Postage-Free Holiday Card to You All

I don't feel like picking out an e-card this time, I lost the cards I bought at Barnes & Noble, and I don't know Java.  So please accept this as my Christmas card to you all.  It's not fancy.  There's no animation or beautiful art or photos.  But it's sincere, and it frees me to get on with all the other stuff I need to get on with.  Merry Christmas, everyone!




The wreath on our door is about 40 years old.  The bells are newer than that.If you celebrate Solstice, I'm just a bit late;
If you had a good Hanukkah, I think that's great!
Ramadan's over, Rohatsu too,
But still I wish Happy Holidays to you!

Christmas Eve's here, and the Internet's quiet.
If a present's forgotten, it's too late to buy it.
Web and journal addictions don't need to be fed
As we turn our attention to families instead.

It's just John and me here, with a tree yet to trim,
And I still have to wrap all the presents for him.
My brother's in Cleveland, my dad with the steps;
They've got lots of snow; we have no such effects.

Two hours from now, I'll be in the sacristy,
Preparing to help with our High Mass majesty.
Our "Midnight Mass" starts with 10 PM music.
I've a small cross to bear, and I'd never refuse it.

So whether a boisterous family surrounds you,
Or your Christmas is quiet, I'm glad these words found you.
I send you my blessings. May Heaven above
Bless you this Christmas with peace, joy and love.

KFB, 12/24/04





Celebrations of the Season: info from www.religioustolerance.org




4 comments:

jeff466 said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well :)

http://pointclickjeff.blogspot.com/  Jeff

ryanagi said...

Hope your Christmas was merry and bright...and that you had a nice dinner too.
;-)

deabvt said...

Beautiful!!
Thanks.
V

sakishler said...

Thank you for this - it's very, very nice.