The “holidays” bore me. They take up more than 1/6th of our modern American life. I like the idea of Jesus’ birth, and the three kings, and even Santa Claus and snow and Christmas trees. But I need something more. I need an analogy or a metaphor or a concept of something bigger to counter this cunning, vapid consumerism.
For me, the holidays are a reminder of 1944 and the Battle of the Bulge. When we as a nation thought we knew it all, thought our technology and our intuition were better than everybody else’s… and then in a flash we committed THE most incredible intelligence failure in history and were surrounded by not one, but two SS Panzer Corps. Merry X-mas.