From December, 2015

Yuletide and the Promise of Light

  Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, Blessed Yule, and a Joyful Saturnalia! What many celebrate as Christmas stems from a festive amalgamation of Pagan lore synthesized with the Nativity story as the conversion of Pagans to Christians, some willing others resisting, took place over thousands of years in Europe. While singing Carol of the Bells at maximum volume, wreath making and burning a Yule log, there’s no conflict of interest for this curious seeker. Maybe it’s being an immigrant’s daughter that makes me love celebrating a melting pot of holidays. Maybe it’s the glitzy collection of sparkling ornaments as presents rest…