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My, my, we do get hung up on names and their implications don't we?
Well, not to change the subject but actually I will take a sharp turn here and CHANGE THE SUBJECT - wow was it ever cold this morning.
The thermometer read 25 degrees but with the wind, think Witches Tit Time. (What is the matter with me today?) Damn but it was cold unloaded all those items that I didn't need from BJ's into the back of my Subaru Gay Forester.
Talking to my Canadian friend Pat yesterday, he said they were experiencing the cold winds. Usually what he gets in Toronto (his home), we get here a day or two later. Yesterday was positively balmy as I trimmed our holly trees. Today? Not so much. On days like this I actually summer because I know the really cold stuff is on it's way. The gray days of winter. The gray, SHORT days of winter. God, it gets dark around here at 4:30 in the afternoon. I'm ready for bed.
So this week is the big countdown to Thanksgiving, which I won't be doing. Then the following four weeks is the commercial craziness that is Christmas here in our western culture. I don't consider myself a "Bah, humbug" guy but I am glad when the crazy, commercial push is over for Christmas. I've always enjoyed a nice, quiet Christmas Eve by myself.
I sometimes think I even channel the true meaning of Christmas which is peace and goodwill towards all men. How about that? What a novel idea. Love one another instead of figuring out ways to cause harm and destroy one another just because someone isn't like you. Man, am I ever veering off course in this blog posting. From Pussy Galore and Dick's to love and peace on earth. That's me, a complicated guy. A passionate guy. I was born to love. And after all, all you need is love.