December 26, 2018 Christmas Photo a Day

IMG_6641And, DONE! Santa and his “elves” taking a well deserved nap!

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December 25, 2018 Christmas Photo a Day

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December 24, 2018 Christmas Photo a Day

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Take your pick!  You deserve a break.

Musical Monday… For the first time since I’ve been doing this, I can post this song ON Christmas Eve!

 

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December 23, 2018 Christmas Photo a Day

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December 22, 2018 Christmas Photo a Day

20181201-IMG_7228You know I enjoy these odd photos; the ones that have a story that happens because of the decisive moment that you click the shutter. Sometimes, you only SEE the story later on.  I saw Santa, in shorts, pushing this stroller at the beach on a rainy night.  And I took the photos FOR the shorts. But when I started looking,  this black and white image made me laugh– here is Santa, crossing with a don’t walk sign, checking to see if the police officer notices him!20181201-IMG_7230 (here, too, is the short-wearing image)  Look down below that, and enjoy Lady Madonna, another of my story photos.

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December 21, 2018 Christmas Photo a Day

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December 20, 2018 Christmas Photo a Day

 

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Granpa and Laylabug, #TBT 2012


(I know, it’s all about Christmas photos, and fun, some humor,  occasionally a little sappy, and of course CATS, right?)

Sometimes, we just need a bit more…compassion, and care for ALL humanity. But, all the screaming from some folks, about THE REASON FOR THE SEASON–(OMG Starbucks coffee cups??)–and all that……well, you know what? Jesus was a refugee. LOOK at the child who means the most to you in this world. Stop, right now and look at them. Whether you have to look at a photo or can go poke your head into their room, go and look at them. Now, tell me WHAT YOU WOULD NOT  DO FOR THEM?

What? Would you FLEE your home with them? Would you abandon your town, city, family, job, way of life, language, support system, to protect them? Would you walk a hundred miles with them in your arms? How about a thousand miles? To find hope for them? Would you leave EVERYTHING you know, everything you own, and walk for weeks, HOPING??Would you think the appropriate response to this behavior is rubber bullets, or to TEAR GAS CHILDREN????  (are you REALLY going to say tear gas isn’t that bad, NBD??) Children who of course have no control over what their parents do? The infant Jesus and his tiny family fled their homeland, to keep him alive. Why should any other parent do less? Where is the ALL LIFE IS SACRED crowd?

(I wrote this before the little 7 year-old girl died in our custody.)

DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?

It’s Christmastime, there’s no need to be afraid
At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime
But say a prayer, pray for the other ones
At Christmastime it’s hard, but when you’re having fun
There’s a world outside your window
And it’s a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing 
Is the bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you
And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmastime
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life
Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow
Do they know it’s Christmastime at all?
Here’s to you
Raise a glass for everyone
Here’s to them
Underneath that burning sun
Do they know it’s Christmastime at all?
Feed the world
Feed the world
Feed the world 
Let them know it’s Christmastime again 
Feed the world
Let them know it’s Christmastime again 
Feed the world 
Let them know it’s Christmastime again 
Feed the world 
Let them know it’s Christmastime again 
Feed the world
Let them know it’s Christmastime again 
Feed the world
Let them know it’s Christmastime again
Songwriters: Bob Geldof / Midge Ure
Do They Know It’s Christmas? lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, In