T'is Christmas again and what shall I say about it? Well this video, song I produced says it is all about "giving" and not receiving.... not exactly a news flash... but as I tried to make Christmas shopping a life lesson to my 5 year old son here, it sort of sticks in time as a reminder to me that I tried to instill ethics in my son that I know more than ever were being countered by a sick of soul media, whose messages were 24 and 7 not just bombarding him but bombarding his friends who relayed the behavior to him. There comes a time in life when somehow God or fate shakes us by the shoulders and says, "choose." Your choice is being selfish and materialistic and constantly pursuing a counterfeit version of happiness or to actually think about the messages that are there from what we have labeled angels or Jesus. We can argue their existence but we can't argue the messages, for I fail to see where any of the advice was a con job. Turn the other cheek, peace, love, honesty and especially make a higher power the center not one's self. Christianity says it is Jesus. Period. Well, I only have one thing to say about that. Make it a personal prayer and see how it feels. I know personally when I use the name and pray sincerely that a certain peace assures me something or someone is really listening.
I too hear all the messages around me telling me it is all control freak bullcrap and fantasy, designed by our elite rulers to form a social engineering doctrine, and though one should have an open mind and willingness to hear all sides, one should never relinquish the possibility of being wrong... or right...or admit we don't know enough to come to any conclusion and to rule out what could be cheating one's self is just foolish. Below is the official myth and or fable of Christmas in song. I played it in one take, both the guitar and vocal and the second track harmonica in one take, the morning Kal left with his Mom for their Christmas up north. The harmonica part was truly inspired in my opinion. I had only been playing guitar a year and harmonica is an instrument dependent upon the key of the other instruments as to how it sounds. Though the sound has a hiss from ending up on a cassette tape and back to digital 14 years later, I am glad it survived even in an imperfect state. Though the story of Christmas survives in an imperfect state, we need to listen for the parts that are in harmony with goodness and decency, love and faith in humanity and something bigger and better and peaceful.
And then there is humor. To laugh at the human error and pain we are cursed with. It doesn't hurt to have fun in the face of our fear and doubt.