PC 262 Christmas Eve Post

I was all prepared to post some thoughts about freedom, as it’s a word often in the news at the moment; had even written 900 words. I paused, thought about the subject, one where the breadth of associated emotion runs from elation to abject misery, and decided it could wait until after the celebrations.

A distant cousin in Auckland sends me her seasonal newsletter by email; I don’t think I am the only recipient! In a wonderfully serendipitous way, somewhere embedded in it is an explanation of how the Maori understand the future. They feel that we walk backwards into the coming years, unable to view what that will bring, only able to look at our past years and what eventuates for us then. It’s good to take our blinkers off sometimes and understand how others see the world, for their view is not wrong and it can be challenging. Personally looking back I only see the experiences I have had, maybe make some judgement about how they have shaped me, but very firmly look forward into my future and all that it may or may not contain. Physically walking backwards without fear of falling over, without looking over my shoulder to see where I am going, is not natural to me.


          So …… enjoy your Christmas Eve ……. I hope you have a fun time …… thank you for reading my scribbles …….. and I promise my freedom thoughts are coming! Walk backwards into the coming year, or face it with energy and enthusiasm and embrace all it offers.

May 2022 be better

Richard 24th December 2021

http://www.postcardscribbles.co.uk

6 thoughts on “PC 262 Christmas Eve Post

  1. GLAD YOU MADE IT OVER TO PORTUGALL, HAVE AN AWESOME TIME, HOPE YOU GET BACK… AND LOOK FORWARD TO CATCHING UP EITHER HERE OR IN BRIGHT

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  2. The ancient Greeks also thought we walked backwards into the future…… Happy Christmas, yours, Jonathan

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  3. thoughts for you to digest

    During the Union occupation of New Orleans, during our Civil War (Not the one with the Cavaliers and Roundheads.) the women of the city would dump chamber pots or spit on the Union soldiers.  The general in charge did not want to rough up the ladies of the city—guys they could hang.  So he issued an edict that any woman dumping a chamber pot or spitting on a Union soldier would be arrested and booked as a woman plying her trade in the street.  In those days the police reports went into the newspapers.  No lady wanted to risk being booked as a prostitute.  It stopped the harassment of the troops by a part of Southern society ladies that considered themselves impervious.  Besides a bit of verbal outrage some wag made money creating chamber pots with the general’s likeness on the bottom.

     

    when Edinburgh was Europe’s dirtiest city, people would empty their chamber pots out the windows into the close below, with a quick warning. Sober people would duck. Drunk people would do the opposite, thus the origins of “shit faced”. Eddie 

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  4. a thought for you Friday specials;  (posed by my American writer friend) Is it true, in Wales, that if a you’re a guy and can’t sing you’ll never get a leg over?

    Eddie  PS another rendition I like included

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