Friday, December 18, 2009

Jumping into the Fray



Right before winter solstice, time/space becomes extremely busy and crowded. So many things to do, wow! And it stays densely packed until after the New Year.

As usual I am giving small token gifts and sending cards and as usual I am not worrying too much about making sure Every Single Person I Care About receives something. To my mind, gift giving at this time of year represents a contemporary form of making offerings to Brother Sun, so as to coax him into renewing himself on solstice.

It's important to me to give gifts and send cards, but not so important to whom I distribute these offerings. Does that seem random? Honestly it makes sense to me.

So if you don't receive something from me, it doesn't mean I don't care about you. Oh no! Quite the opposite.

Onwards now to a big day of work and a very busy weekend. It's supposed to snow - but I'll believe that one when I see it. Happy Friday to all!!

13 comments:

ewix said...

We are meant to get 4-6' tomorrow.
I get all hopped up and happy when it snows.
Buster will be amazed.
Am off to the green market at Union Square this morning to get my nearly solstice fix of evergreens.
love you!

The Bug said...

We're supposed to get a bit of snow, but I'm mostly watching the areas we'll drive through on Sunday on our way to NC. The mountains in West Virginia & Virginia are supposed to have substantial snow fall. If I get to choose, I say, make it beautiful & make the roads melty LOL.

Linda Sue said...

Yesterday I went to the art market- local handmade art things and bought something for everyone there- not onle thing from china this year, My own personal little boycot...anyway I have a bag filled with soaps and baubles and lemon sugar filberts- bought a bag of squirrel food and bird seed and some timothy for the deer in case it snows again. That is what I love about this season...giving little gifts especially to those not expecting it.
LOVE ,PEace and snow, fingers crossed!!!

Lynne said...

I hope you get your snow Reya! It certainly sounds like you will. At first they weren't predicting snow as far north of the city as we are, but now we too are in the "snow watch." I want to get snowed in, but I doubt that will happen. I don't think the forecasters know either.

Hardly seems possible that Christmas is so close now!
Happy random gift giving!

John Hayes said...

Happy Friday, Reya! There's something very sane about your gift-giving attitude.

Barbara Martin said...

Reya, I love your gift giving and card regime. Makes perfect sense. I have done the same this year.

My time has been filled to the brim lately and you have provided the perfect explanation.

Tom said...

you are totally unique; i love your logic. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, whatever, hope you are having a good time! And you can have whatever snow we are supposed to get, because i'm all about sharing. Toodles.

lakeviewer said...

I like this random gift giving philosophy. No pressures, no guilt.

Barry said...

Happy Friday Reya.

And I understand your logic perfectly.

steven said...

hi reya - i really know that the very best gifts can't be held or put on a shelf or in a drawer. it's nice to get to that place. i wish you a beautiful evening in dc for you reya!!! steven

Ronda Laveen said...

Making offerings to Brother Sun really appeals to me. I'm thinking on what I shall do.

I can just feel the power gathering. May Sven, the Snow God visit your way.

Happy Friday...well, probably Saturday by the time you read this.

XXOO

lettuce said...

i think randomness is often good

hope your weekend isn't too busy

Barbara said...

I love your thoughts and perspective on gift giving. I think if more people thought this way there might be less stress during the holidays.

Enjoy your snow.

Peace!