Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our Perspective

It is the night before Christmas Eve and all through the house....not a creature was stirring...not even a mouse. But there was two little gerbils up in The Scientists room one spinning in his wheel, the other singing a Christmas tune. He was singing about a baby from a long time ago who came to earth, God’s love to show. The gerbil sang and sang till he could sing no more...well the truth is I couldn’t put up with his voice and had to close the door.


Hey that was fun!


The truth is everyone is in bed asleep, the fire is going and I have come down with my glass of wine...to post my last entry for 2009. Though tonight I am not going to reflect on the year....but I thought I would take lead from the name of our web page...Our Perspective...and find out what each of our perspectives of christmas was....

now I must warn you...this is an honest account of each interview I did....some of this may....well just may not be for the faint of heart...you have been warned.


We will start with The Scientist as he was the first to be interviewed yesterday morning:


My Name is Aiden, I am 6 years old and my favourite colours are blue & green.


What do you like about Christmas?

That you celebrate Jesus’ birthday, because then everyone knows that a Saviour has been born at that time. the other thing I like is you get presents, I like presents because....I don’t know. (pause) Well because for kids there is always toys and you might get the same thing your friend got. I like seeing family and having a nice dinner with them.


I was wanted to see if The Scientist meant about the Saviour thing....so I asked...


What does it mean to have a Saviour?

Having a Saviour....mmmmm....I don’t know.....fells like I have everything I have ever wanted in my whole life. It makes my heart feel bigger than ever!!!


What are you doing for christmas?

We are going to the island to see my grandma and grandpa. My cousins Evan & Aaron and auntie connie and the uncle..Uncle tony.


What do you hope to get for Christmas?

UFC fighting shorts ( no he does not watch the UFC!)

an Enjoy skate board

Tech Deck Sets


(well he did get some Tech Deck sets but that is about it from that list of wants....poor guy!)



Next we have the rock Star...interviewed this afternoon:

My name is Nathen, I am 15 and my favourite colour is green.


What do you like about Christmas?

Snowboarding.

Christmas =snow...snow = boarding!

Presents, haha, yeah.

Chillen’ with family and friends.


What does Christmas mean to you?

I don’t know.....it means Santa is coming ROFL

Yeah yeah, the story of christmas is pretty dope...I guess.

It makes me feel happy.


What are you doing for Christmas?

Chillen’ with my grandparents, my grandpa is a bit crazy LOL


What do you hope to get?


What do you mean?


What do you hope to get for Christmas? in way of presents???


I got a snowboard so I’m pretty stoked on that. but I would like some “skull candy smoken’ buds” ear phones and a couple CDs I guess. And maybe some snow boarding equipment. (mom gives a “look”) What? you asked what I would like!!!

SANTAS REAL!!! LOL ROFL PCE


Interviewing teenagers is...how to put this....and adventure in itself!!!

Well we did get him some skull candy ear phones...no boarding equipment...after receiving a brand new snow board from John (bio dad) and his family we feel strongly that he can buy his own new goggles and helmet!!!! Spoiled much??? I will not even tell you the price tag on that board....moving on......


The Horticulturalist...interviewed tonight while lying in bed...my most reluctant informant:

You know what my name is...you know how old I am....my favourite colour is red for blood..hehehe.....actually I don’t really have a favourite colour....I like all colours.


What do you like about Christmas?

BOOBIES

What do you like about Christmas?

Boobies

Me: Steve come on!

S: I don’t really want to do this

Me: I know,but whatever, just do it.

S: I want you to put the red thing on- the red number. Let’s make a compromise...you put on the red number and I will do the interview....


(time passes)


(red number is now on...the things a blogger must do to get her story!!!!)


What do you like about Christmas?

I love the spending time with family.

Refocusing, time to refocus.

Memories as a kid.

I think the meaning of christmas has been manipulated, altered and highjacked.

It should be about Christ.


What are you doing?


You can write that answer...

What are you doing....in your own words?


going to the island to visit my family with my family....it’s sweet.


What do you hope to get?


Nothing. LOL

Once your an adult its not fun anymore....lol


Oh yes, now it is my turn. I would be happy to give you a little of my perspective....

I am 41 and my favourite colour is dark red...blood red if you will.

I love the snail mail cards that hang in my kitchen telling me that we are thought of and loved.

I loved that some of my favourite clients dropped by today with gifts of appreciation. I love the cards in my studio tree that have been coming in over the last month. I love to know that I mean as much to my clients as they mean to me.

I love that I talked to two amazing friend tonight, whom live on the other side of the globe...one in Australia, a friend of 20 years....the other in New Zealand, a friend NOT of 20 years.

Wishing them both a blessed Christmas and feeling so blessed my self by their love and friendship!

I love the memories of childhood Christmas, growing up in a small mountain town, where winter lasted for 7 months with tons of snow, and we spent Christmas day with 4 other families, which meant a lot of cousins to play and get up to know good with!!!

I love the Christmas Story and the special hope that it exudes. That there is more to this life than can be seen with he human eye.

I, along with the Horticulturist feel that this time of year has been stripped of it’s true form by modernism and consumerism that is placed on the masses, causing people to buy in fear rather than freedom. But as this time represents...there is ALWAYS hope.


This year we will go to Steve’s sisters and enjoy christmas with his family.


As far as what it is I want...not too much...maybe some new CD’s...but really as i said to my Aussie mate...healthy, happy children and a good marriage....what more could I ask for?

That is as plain as it gets.


Unto us a child is born, to us a son is given.

And the government shall be place upon his shoulders

and he shall be called

Wonderful Counsellor

Everlasting Father/Mother

Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6

-The Bible


Christmas is a time when you get homwsck-even when you’re home. -Carol Nelson


I have always thought of christmas time, when it has come around, as a good time; a kind forgiving charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. -Charles Dickens


Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better through out the year for having, in sprit, become a child again at christmas time. -Laura Ingalls Wilder


Love is what’s in the room with you at christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. -Author unknown, attributed to a 7 year old named Bobby


Much love and light to you all this Christmas season and in the new year to come....

Let us all pray for peace and unity, it does not matter where we all come from...it all about where we are all going. -xo me


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2 comments:

Widge said...

mmmmmmmmm love this post.

I really like the line about giving in freedom rather than buying in fear because it's SO TRUE!
also that quote about stopping and listening to the love.

Your interview was a crack up :)
Merry Christmas sunshine xo

Cat said...

Merry christmas to you Egg!