Wednesday, December 24, 2008
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Right after Thanksgiving each year, I gear up to get myself into the Christmas mood. If you pull up to a stoplight and see some nut singing at the top of his lungs to a CD of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, especially “For Unto Us a Child Is Born…,” that might be me. I also like to mix in some Rat Pack. Bare Naked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings" has become a new favorite. Decorating the house and putting up the lights outside always seem like a pain at the time, but it’s worth it just to see how much Alex (above and below) enjoys all the preparations. Seeing Christmas through Alex’s eyes reminds me of what it was to be a little boy at Christmastime and what it is to believe in a wonderful world again.
Annie, Alex, and I wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukhah, Blessed Eid, and Happy Kwanza! May you all have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday wherever you are. Art Blog By Bob will be on holiday hiatus until after the New Year. See you in 2009!