A Peaceful Start to the Holiday
When I was a senior at Duke, I took a wonderful writing course from Helen Bevington. On the first day of class, she told us on she was open to reading anything but Christmas poems.
Being of a somewhat oppositional nature, I took it as a challenge to write a Christmas poem that would interest her.
I got away with it.
A few years after that, I wrote a piece in favor of the commercialization of Christmas. It ran on the New York Times op-ed page.
Now here I am, decades later, faced with the moment to write a Christmas blog post. But no one is telling me not to.
So Iâ€™m simply going to wish everyone a happy holiday and a rousing start to the new year. And Iâ€™m going home to wrap packages and make more fudge.
Categories: enhancing creativity
Tags: celebration, writing
Do or do not do whatever makes you happy, Peggy. I am told that that is what life is about, anyway. Finding the joy. And to me, there is definitely a whole lot of joy in homemade fudge!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very, very joyful New Year. You have become a precious part of my days, Peggy, and I thank you for that.
Big hugs and love,
Peggy, you don't have a copy of your op-ed piece favoring the commercialization of Christmas by any chance, do you? I'd love to read it. Enjoy your fudge-making!
I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Peggy and that you like the snow we are getting now.
Thanks so much, Debbie and Kenju. Greta, I'll see if I can dig up that old Christmas piece.
Happy New Year all!