I like a lot of what Sha’Tara – or ‘Burning Woman’ writes on her blog, although I don’t always agree with her. I can’t fault this analysis of what Christmas has come to mean to many of us.
[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]
I was born and raised in a very Christian environment. It wasn’t American, even Canadian, it was European, actually, Breton. That’s a conquered Celtic province in the northwest of France that was once an independent duchy with its own royalty. The last royal was a queen, Anne de Bretagne. Her husband, fearing for his life, deserted her. Hoping for a male heir, she had several children, all of them girls. Finally, in order to save her country from being destroyed in bloodshed by the French, she abdicated and let the French take over. There was no choice, you see. She then entered a convent, so the story goes. That was, like 700 years ago. Thought I’d throw that in. It’s my history, in the genes, the DNA, the bones. Another…
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