My World Tuesday: Rockefeller Center at Christmas
My World Tuesday has my mind drifting back to Rockefeller Center and the Christmas decorations on display and the Christmas tree not quite ready to be displayed last week. It rose like a skyscraper under construction alongside the skating rink. Workers brought branches up and down the tree in a bucket they raised and lowered with a rope on a pulley. The whole business seemed as backwoodsy as it seemed very urban. No doubt, the perfect tree will be lighted this week--regardless of whatever way nature constituted that perfection in the first place.
I remained in the black on Black Friday, deleting all the enticing offers to spend money and staying well out of town. The decorations and the spirit do it for me. I like to buy what I think is right for the people I love based on who they are and what I know about them. So I was perfectly calm and happy as I took some long walks to watch the trees being driven up and down the road on the tops of trucks or stuffed into the backseats of cars driven by women who looked intent to get a job done.
Christmas is a strange and beautiful intersection, and sometimes merging, of tradition, myth, and fact. The result? The amazing and overwhelming truth that love and kindness beat everything.
My World Tuesday