We emerged from the
I almost died (no really, I'm not just being a drama queen) the first time I watched it in the theater, being relatively new to the world of fantasy at the time. I vaguely remember taking a nap during the final movie, waking briefly, disappointed to find that they hadn't thrown that stupid ring in the volcano yet.
Anyway, with the carcass of Tom Turkey now in the rubbish bin, the Christmas season is in full swing! We, at that Square Tooth/Mountain Man clan, are doing something a little different to celebrate the season.
We are just saying no.
No to all the commercialism.
No Black Friday, 'no' to the material crap that gives temporary satisfaction, but ends up broken or forgotten.
No to gifts that don't mean anything. 'No' to lines, 'no' to shopping, 'no' to stuff.
No, no, NO!!!
We've had enough.
And it's not that stuff doesn't help us along the journey (because my inner uni-brow would run my life without my tweezers) but the incessant barrage of 'stuff' being thrown at me at every turn is just making me tired. So, we're going Amish--minus the hats and Harrison Ford, which is kind of unfortunate, as long as we're speaking frankly here...
Instead, this holiday season we are celebrating creativity, giving, family, friends, traditions, music, laughter, cookies(--c'mon, there must be cookies) and joy. Every time we put something back on the shelf, we reclaim a piece of our souls and find the true meaning in the season.
Wish us luck.
Do you have a favorite Christmas tradition? Share it with the Square Tooth/Mountain Man clan, and help us just say 'no' and say 'yes' to joy!