Day 351 – December 17, 2018
Recipe – VJ’s Weekly Challenge / Rejoice – Manic Monday 3-Way / Festive – Photo for the Week #22 / Cartoon – FOWC / Halcyon – RDP / Royal – WODC / Windows – December Photo a Day / Day 17 – December Squares
Take a glowing star, a couple of cut out, or molded plastic, or metal form figures, place them around a cradle and you have the recipe for a festive holiday season. Nativities spring to life on the many lawns, driveways, porches, mantles, windows, at this time of the year. Be it an animated, cartoon, realistic, symbolic, or live scene, it is one that will draw your attention, no matter the size (if properly lit of course). For many it is a reminder that it is a halcyon time to reflect, rejoice, reflect and celebrate the spirit of the season. It doesn’t take much. With or without the animals, the royalty, the manger, the hay, the witnesses, the display tells the same story no matter how you portray it. Those who don’t celebrate the “reason for the season” are no strangers to the display and recognize its meaning. It’s one of the few symbols, I have experienced, that has the same affect/meaning to a person, across the board, believer or non. This is just one of many that have popped up enroute home. I actually caught a smaller one on Saturday. There is another life-sized one that is being set up, in town, that I want to capture. It looks like a potential live nativity location, which would be pretty cool. Will see what future prompts hold! 😉 Truck update! So the estimate has come back, and needless to say it’s not pretty. It is looking like a new vehicle will be necessary as much as I was just starting to enjoy life sans car payment. Can we say timing? So if you have any recommendations for me to look at or to avoid, I would much appreciate it (keeping cost low and gas mileage UP! Grab a hold of your Tuesday and take it where you want to go. Peace.
This is my song choice for the Manic Monday 3 Way prompt “Rejoice”-
I did not want to do a song with the word in the title. But the more I thought about the word, this was the one song that kept playing in my head. Enjoy.