Thursday, 24 December 2009

Listening for the angels...

I am done with shopping. I have totally had enough of overheated department stores, juggling bags and gloves and overpackaged purchases to get my credit card out. Again. And again. I am heartily sick of hearing endless budget karaoke versions of 'Santa Baby' and 'Fairytale of New York' and am now craving space and silence and still, frosty woodland so that I can pick up that invisible thread that connects us all down thousands of years of Christmases.

Am going out to cut holly and clear my head of vile twenty-first century commercialism and take time to be grateful for all that I have (eg. lovely family, all of you, ten thousand reasonably workable words of a book that has to be in in January) And not worry about the things I haven’t got (enough wrapping paper, a present for the bin men, the particular kind of Lancashire cheese my mother likes.)

Wishing you all peace, love, health and hope this Christmas. And a big tin of Roses chocolates, of course.

8 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

Happy Christmas, India. Have a wonderful time chilling out with your loved ones.

Rachel said...

Dear India,

I fear that I too have incurred the wrath of the binmen. Have also forgotten to buy a Happy Christmas Daddy Card (sharing your feelings about rotten commercialism) so the little beasts will have to sneakily make one today!

Have a blissful time,

Lots of love,
Rach (bracing herself to deal with the giblets...)
XXXXXXXXXXX

Trenda Plunkett said...

Merry Christmas, India, to you and yours. I hope it is wonderful in every way.

Love,

Trenda

Jane said...

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Wishing you peace, love and joy on this Christmas day. Thanks for all the joy you've broght me this past year with your wonderful books.

Our Christmas is just beginning and we're getting a late start to to a very late night with family and friends. Santa is due to arrive any minute. xx

Ellie Swoop said...

Thanks for the good wishes India, the woods are definitely a peaceful place to be at this time of year, I share the space with the trees every day when I take the dog and a white Christmas to add to the beauty! All the best for 2010 and may the words keep flowing.......Sue xx

Kathy said...

Happy New Year!! Stop by and share your new year resolutions!!

Kathy :)

India said...

Thanks for your good wishes everyone and sorry to have been so elusive... Laptop has been buried in my office over the festive period, which I suppose is an indication of how much I've relaxed and switched off!

But now, as Sue says, it's time to get the words flowing again and, prompted by Kathy, come back and share some New Year stuff...