Shalom! Peace on earth and good will to all! Joyeux Noel! Have a good one around the barby! Oh! And in a green world frogs rule! Let's keep the world green!
I think it is Joseph walking and Mary on the donkey. At first I thought it was maybe the wise men or at least one of them but, no. A donkey is fine. A camel would be out of place. Obviously a long way to go for a dumb census.
Yeah well shalom pretty much says it all. "Live long and proper" I will also throw in. A Jewish actor thought it appropriate for one of my all time favorite television shows and who am I to argue with that. Besides, let us not forget that Joseph and Mary were also Jews with hope in their hearts on their long journey.
I wrote a song about the star on Christmas night. I didn't write the lyrics. Another friend did, but there is one phrase that gets me through....
"And though I stumble and fall, I can hear someone call, 'Do not despair, your star is still there.'"
It's probably corny, and I'm not sure what I believe in regard to God anymore, but I believe there is something greater than me in the universe, and I believe there is a guide that never fails. A star is a good symbol for that.
Thanks, Cris, for this. It's a lovely pic full of emotion.
@pretty: Thanks! Yes, I do believe in something greater than me. It's just that I've had to learn to think for myself and not rely on old superstitions and teachings that don't add up. I always enjoy your comments and the great things you bring to HP.
@Cris: Thanks. You have a tendency to inspire everyone around you. That's a great gift. You're a bit of a visionary because of the gift you have with language--as well as other gifts. And yes, I do have something to hold on to, and I cherish it. It has come at a high price, making it all the more valuable to me.
Cris, you just said all there is about Christmas in that lovely picture-"humility in nobility".I love it.
Daniel Carter, It's not corny. You have faith not in something in the universe, but in someone, the Great Omnipotent One. Yes, He never fails us. When we stumble and fall, just remember those "Footprints in the Sand", and of course, your star.
I think you can make a card out of this picture, which you can send to your family and friends.
You can also write a poetry or a short prose about the real meaning of Christmas. Everybody can be reminded about the birth and journey of Jesus christ. Then you can attached this picture when you publish it.
You can inspire people through this picture by emphasizing that there is light at the end of every journey. You can relate it to your own journey in life.
There is so much potential for this pic (as we can all see from the great contributions). Personally, I like the more "serious" ones (maybe the mood I'm in). Are you writing a new piece of poetry for a hub? 'Cause if you are, I'll be first in line to read it!
Yeah, I did find them funny too. We're on the same page about more than one thing -- I think I'm done in for the year too. But, who knows, your pic is now hanging on my wall....maybe some inspiration will jolt me awake in the middle of the night. I'll send you the first copy if that happens!
Are you looking for a Christmas greeting or something more general...
"Even in the desert, the light still shines bright." "The Light of the Ages still guides us today." "Follow your star until you receive the Promise. They did." "The Unknown? Follow Your Star." (Mary musing) "What is it about men that they'll follow a star in the sky before they'll stop and ask for directions"?
I have just received an email from Cris A. I just want everyone to know he, in his own words, 'is alive and kicking.' But he and his family has lost much in the storm. His family home was in a town worse hit, and only...