Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Yeah, I'm pagan, but so what.  I've celebrated both forever.  The Holly and the Ivy was once a pagan song (with strong references to the Hunt, the Holly King and the Ivy King, Rekindling of the sun, etc.) and was rewritten to suit Christianity.  To me that exemplifies several things, including the writing process itself.  Whether we're writing fiction or non-fiction, we take who we are and use that to rewrite what is ethereal before we touch it.  History.  Fact.  Truth.  Imagination.  Emotion.  We're always reshaping what is or was into what we believe we know.

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.

O the rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir.

Merry Christmas, INK, and have a happy new year.


Carole said...

What a great treat! Thanks from someone who celebrates some of along with none of.

Happy Holidays, INK. 2008 is gonna rock!

Carissa said...

Merry merry to all of you, too!

We are going to have an awesome year.