All around the world, people are preparing to celebrate that Holiday of all holidays, Christmas. Like the siren call of myth, the lure of yuletide activity is almost impossible to resist. Even the Scrooges I’ve known, still, amidst their bah humbugs! usually join in the celebrations, one way or another. Just about everyone finds him or her self sitting around a Christmas tree, sharing food and exchanging gifts amidst garland, glitter and goodwill. And those who aren’t able to, wish they were.
What is it about that Christmas tree? I’ve been working on mine for awhile now, off & on, taking my time and ensuring that it is just right! Why do almost all of us do it?
My money is on hope and expectation.
We think we’re ‘decorating a Christmas tree’, but the roots go much deeper than that. People are looking for something better. We want the comfort & contentment of security. …
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