Happy Christmas 2020
Last week our alpha sibling sent us a NatGeo article on the history behind the holiday tradition of Christmas trees.
wonder | wander | women agree it’s a strange tradition and we adore it anyway. Every December, people in regions around the world head to the nearest forest, chop down a tree, drag it into their homes, adorn it with lights, baubles, and tinsel — then unceremoniously drag it to the curb in January.
“Evergreens at midwinter festivals were traditional since the ancient world, signifying the victory of life and light over death and darkness.” ~ Carole Cusack , professor of religious studies at the University of Sydney
At last night’s family Zoom call to greet our 87 year old mother a happy birthday, we all had a blast showing each other our different versions from our socially distanced homes.
Little Christmas tree / No one to buy you, give yourself to me / You’re worth your weight / In precious gold, you see / My little Christmas tree
This year we are missing our holiday trip into New York City to enjoy the lights and celebration that has become our regular treat here in the East Coast.
Through the years the Christmas tree has stood for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Queen Victoria the trend setter, US Presidents since Coleridge in 1923, Rockefeller Center’s yearly giants felled since 1933, and many more around the world.
Promise you will be / Nobody else’s little Christmas tree / I’ll make you sparkle / Just you wait and see / My little Christmas tree
Happy Christmas 2020 to all and a prosperous 2021 for us all!
Originally published at https://wonderwanderwomen.blogspot.com.