December 09, 2011

Festina Lente (Hurry… slowly)



“I do like Christmas on the whole...In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But oh, it is clumsier every year.” ~E.M. Forster






I borrowed a quote here because my own words are clumsy. I am not quite sure how to wish a Merry Christmas to everyone in my life, agnostics, atheists, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims... neighbors, friends around the globe and “otherworldly kindred spirits” or that convivial little dog named Linda on the street where I live and that I am pretty sure is a giant rat. You are all a part of my daily life in this melting pot of a planet we call home.

So, interpret this as you see fit, it is said with love, Happy Holidays.




12 comments:

Bill Santa Monica said...

Thanks Ms Edna for a wonderful year and enjoying your posts. I wish you and yours (Mona included)all the best.

Mona said...

I'm Mona, I approve this message. :-)

your left leaning apolitical cranks said...

We enjoy ALL your blogs immensely, and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas season!

Mona said...

May the airing of grievances commence! I promised no more rants this month, (can't wait 'till January) so I'm out. See you Ms. Edna at the celebrations and rejoicings...

your progressive leaning apolitical cranks said...

We enjoy ALL your blogs immensely, and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas season!

Olina said...

Thank you for your good wishes.I will-Festina Lente,
and I dream of seeing the Aurora Borealis!

Aspa said...

Thank you, and to you best wishes.
My original plan to spend a week in Paris has bloomed into a few weeks -with a traveling companion who is as adventurous as you….c’est bon!

Jim said...

What a beautiful thought.
I hope all is well with you. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Nina said...

I’ve appreciate your message. Have a blessed Christmas and all the best for a Happy New Year!
Here’s looking forward to 2012.

your gaggle of fans said...

Nicolas Boileau captured it beautifully-

“Hurry… slowly,
one hundred times go back to your intent and strengthen it.”

Happy Christmas and New Year Ms. Edna
from "all of us."

Single said...

At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle,
The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle
And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle
And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful, if you're single.

Baldur said...

Christmas is…

a pause,
understanding,
faith,
and grace.

Christmas is…
early springtime of the spirit.

Christmas is…
renewal and joy.

Christmas is…
a beautiful idea.

Now my Christmas is complete!
Thank you, Ms. E.