Christmas 2017: Hold fast to dreams

Christmas 2017

Spiritually, Christmas is a time for celebrating peace on earth, goodwill to all humanity by singing our hearts out, Christmas tree lights, exchanging gifts, & watching oh such maudlin movies. Hard to do that when 2017 has been such a hell for millions of people. But we do celebrate because human beings cannot live without hopes & dreams to energize & inspire us to fight to make this world suitable for children to come of age in & for all human beings to live & love in. Whatever our religious beliefs, we can all celebrate hope for peace on earth & the end of war, occupation, genocide.

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes