Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays thanks to the pagans

We owe a lot to the pagans.

Most of our holidays can be traced back to their rituals which were based on the growing seasons from the sun.

For example, I suspect Stonehenge was built as a precursor to the Weather Channel. Planting time was crucial to the first farmers. Ask any Amish.

I’ve always admired the Winter Solstice. It is what it is – the shortest day of the year. That means all the coming days will be taller. Surely, a signal for glad tidings. More mead.

Over the centuries, many religions have risen out of the mists to sponsor special days like the solstices. Over time, we have misplaced the memories of the first time the early pagan looked at the sun and stars and exclaimed: “I can make some money with this.”

So take time this holiday season to remember the First Retailers, the pagans.

And know that in the fullness of time, the bailouts will eventually reach Main Street. Or is that just another holiday fable?

Regardless, may your coming days truly get taller. Clink.


The South Plainsman said...

The bailout will hit Main Street, alright. In the pocketbook. It will mean higher taxes or a more worthless dollar, or both. And then some.

On the rich and powerful (big donors to politicians) get bailed out. The rest of us get the shaft.

The South Plainsman said...

Well, I meant to type the ly after on. LOL

Merry Christmas to all.

Ken Martin said...

Thanks for another dollop of wisdom and wit, George. May you and the mystery woman live long and prosper. Be well.

sph said...

Here, Here! To the pagan in all of us...

We look forward to good reading from your writing in the coming years.

JohnSBoles said...

Thanks to you all for letting me hang around a little. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.

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