A poetic Christmas card
This isn't one of mine - I found it on 'The Poke' and loved the humour of it! I just wanted to wish a very happy year-end festival to all my friends and followers wherever you are and whatever you believe. I'm an aetheist, but was brought up in a Christian culture and I love the seasonal festivals with all their undertones of an older religion rooted in nature and mythology. I celebrate the things that we share with all other world religions - the idea of hope, symbolised by the returning light after winter darkness, the birth of a child, the importance of kindness to all living things, and the delight in rituals and ceremonies that bring us together with others. May 2017 be filled with light, friendship and kindness.