Posted by: r.m. | December 24, 2012


It is the Christmas Season.

These days mean different things to different people. I don’t want to talk about the commercialization of the season.  Let’s set that aside for now.

Whether you believe in the Christian story — the birth of our lord Jesus Christ — or you believe in the Pagan story — a celebration during the darkest days (i.e. winter solstice), either way, the root is the same:  these days speak of hope, of light, of ease of spirit, of love, and, fundamentally, of faith: faith that tomorrow will be better, tomorrow will be brighter…

So for these few days, we bow our heads — to a God, to the magical beauty of Nature — and to the gentle and strong bond of love between family and friends, and the potential of love between strangers.

For these few days, we remind our hearts that hope, faith, is the driving force, the fuel of love, of our todays and tomorrows.

So, in hope, in faith, in solidarity, I wish you all a season of love, and of a coming Spring that would lead us closer to liberation — liberation from occupation, from capitalism, and from irrationality.  A coming Spring that would lead us closer to the beauty that we can be



  1. I am going to share again what I felt before exactly 11 days from today:
    Went walking today. Clearly, there was magic on the streets of Downtown. Not merely the joy of Christmas, but people were joyfully addressing me in particular, from the streets to the library I attended. Yes, singing the song of Universal Love as if I am the conductor of that orchestra. Yes my dear friends, there is hope.

    As Arundhati Roy said:”Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” (

    Merry Christmas, Dr! 🙂

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