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25 December 2014 @ 10:32 pm
You are all very dear to me  
It's that time of year again when, throughout the Western world and in many other places, we're all told to be filled with joy and peace.

But I think it's OK not to be.

For everyone who has lost, or who is tired or who is alone, it's OK. Because while the advertisements say that the Christmas message is gifts and family, they're wrong. It's hope.

That's the whole story: the hope that one moment can change everything. And that's true whether you're an atheist, a Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Jew … anyone at all.

Each of you have been moments that have changed my life and brought happiness. Thank you for that. I wish you all peace this Christmas and at the end of Hanukah or (in Sydney) profoundly wet December 25.

And at some point between now and Australia Day I'll get my act together to by you lot the traditional Oxfam chickens or goat!
 
 
 
napchicnapchic on December 25th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
I think I'm just going to have to be so moved by this that I squish you very hard :)

Please brace yourself for a mighty squishing.
SQUISHES!!!!!*
Silhouette in a Window Frame: ilucelerywench on December 26th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
Thank you.
Sincerely. Seeing this right now - just. Thank you.
Jaeenchanted_jae on December 26th, 2014 02:00 am (UTC)
Well put.
Geneva2010geneva2010 on December 26th, 2014 02:10 am (UTC)
Bless you, and happy Christmas and new year.
Sin: ahem - stitch wants to say somethingsinden on December 26th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
Happy holidays! I was surprised about how much sun we actually got. That was unusual.
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on December 26th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
Thank you and I wish exactly the same straight back to you, Mr Brammers and your gorgeous cats. It is about hope isn't it, and I wish that all I know experience moments of hope at just the right time in 2015. And sending massive hugs.
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Nenne: All I want for Christmasnenne on December 30th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
I hope your Christmas was a good one. Thanks for the good wishes. :)