…They say appearances can be deceptive. They say talking in clichés is part of the problem of a mass society. They say the more we speak in cliché the more superfluous we become as a mass society. They say we need to find a common ground where we can come together as ourselves, admit difference and accept difference.

Being busy these past few weeks, I really didn’t feel like the holiday spirit had waved its sparkled wand over me, but the other morning restored a small part of my faith in the human spirit, and that the cliché/folklore “appearance can be deceptive” (probably, in fact, part of the problem of modern society’s alienation) is more true than I thought. I was walking to work from the parking lot the other morning, not a far walk, very short indeed, and walking down Albert St. was a frightening looking fellow, rather tattered in clothing, rather transient by appearance; for a moment I held my purse a little tighter, myself a little tauter, but upon passing me, the man simply said: “Good morning, Merry Christmas” and continued to walk past.

Sometimes we need to be reminded.

Good morning, Merry Christmas, Happy holidays. Enjoy.

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  1. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the new year brings all sorts of wonderful stuff!

  2. Thanks Brenda, Amy and Anita. I’m hoping to remain “stuffed” throughout the year with all sorts of wonderful things.

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