>I'm wondering if anyone noticed a blue Christmas, just not a lot of joyousness, celebration not in the air. It is hard to feel good and maybe it's right we feel a little blue. On the other hand, here we are.
It didn't seem celebratory--not the usual bright red--but not just blue either, more violet with a certain containment, the effort being inward, or an inexorable pull in that direction, toward presence. A (w)holi(y)day in the sense of 'well-being.'
>Yes, I can see that.--what you said about Christmas. . . . >And then the tsunami. I once had someone try to make sense of >what she called collective karma. Oh my!
Collective karma--I don't know. Is it anything like saying that humans are just another one of the natural disasters? I guess I think that, though I know it sounds fatalistic. But what if humanity, just as invividual human life (along with all the other extinctions), has an end? And we participate in that, just as we do our own individual deaths. For some reason that's not a depressing thought; instead it's rather bracing.