Merry Christmas, fresh start, who knows?

The picture was taken long before Christmas, but the image is emblematic of the endless dualities presented by life even in its essential neutrality. We receive good and bad, sorrow and joy, luck and hardship, wealth and poverty, sickness and vigour – we play with nothing but what we’re given and for which if we’re wise we’re thankful. Christmas and the New Year is a season for reflection, as light and dark alike reflect on the moist land. See, there is the oh so neutral water you are obliged to live in — you might as well dive in boldly as timidly dip your toe. May you be at home there. May your prosperity be prolonged. May you be inspired and inspiring. May your joy soar.

Merry Christmas to all

17 Thoughts on “Merry Christmas, fresh start, who knows?

  1. val majkus on December 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm said:

    Thanks Richard,
    Lovely words
    (as are these)

    Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.

    (one of my favourite philosophers Lao Tzu)

    some more of his quotes here http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/lao_tzu.html

    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/laotzu118181.html#MT3Vhdi5ThTDDltD.99

    Merry Christmas to all!

  2. Good wishes to all.

    Eat and drink too much, but remain in denial about it.

    When you get to stand on the scales on Jan 3rd, utter the age old words:

    “It’s worse than we thought”.

  3. val majkus on December 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

    The worst Noel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egtvaWzIh7o

    Catch all the Henri youtubes by WillBraden there

    ‘I’m surrounded by morons” (I think that’s no 2)

  4. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, some Austrian professor is suggesting the death penalty for GW deniers.

    http://www.uni-graz.at/~parncutt/climatechange.html

    Hat tip Jo Nova

    Happy Christmas everyone!

  5. China is having its coldest winter in 30 years, trapping a 1000 ships in sea ice

    Plus other news of “global warming induced cold” from around the globe:

    http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=83478

  6. On the Christmas theme (?) the Honda Civic Natural Gas version was named “Green car of the year for 2012″

    http://green.autoblog.com/2011/11/17/2012-green-car-of-the-year-winner-is-the-civic-natural-gas/

    So much for the Electric Cars that the Hot Topic readers have been banging on about

  7. Sick of the Christmas TV fare? Here is the full version of
    “The Great Global Warming Swindle” for your viewing pleasure

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ov0WwtPcALE

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