12-20-12 Waiting On The End Of the World (Not)

I’m betting the world is not going to end and we will have a perfectly lovely solstice.  Feel free to yell at me if it turns out I was wrong.

We have been getting ready for the holiday over the past few days. A Quaker, an Agnostic Atheist and a “thinking on it”. I am always amused when I hear about the “War on Christmas”. The only war that was waged on Christmas was by the capitalists who turned a Christian Holiday into a secular spending frenzy. Christmas subsumed Thanksgiving this year. By the time Abigail is 30 I am betting Christmas will have taken over Halloween as well. That is not the fault of the pagans, the atheists, the ACLU, the Jews/Muslims/Buddhists/Hindus and on and on.  That is the fault of the people who decided that commerce trumped their religious celebration…

The city is, of course, jam-packed. It does seem as if buying frenzy is less this year. “Big Sale” signs went up very early .  Here are a few shots of Fifth Avenue.

Saks - Self Portrait (Can you find me?)

Saks – Self Portrait (Can you find me?)

Two views of the season

Two views of the season

Thanks Swarovski - Rock Center needed some adornment

Thanks Swarovski – Rock Center needed some adornment

Meanwhile back at the ranch…

Christmas Tree_2012-100

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