Friday, November 23, 2007

The Reason For The Season

'Tis the season for re-posting my annual updated anti-Black Friday post.....

The malls here in Miami began decking the halls 2 months ago, and had Santa's train installed just as the last back to school sales were ending. I know it's cliche at this point to feel nostalgic for the days when the holy season of giving gently revealed itself shortly after Thanksgiving. Today, a 5am scuffle in the line outside of Best Buy on Black Friday merely marks the halfway point in the season of stress and artifice.




Again, this year, I'm committing to honoring the reason for the season - the winter solstice - and celebrating this beautiful time of year by spending quality time with the people that I love, and sharing meaningful gifts instead of spending time fighting the crowds so I can check people off my list with iPod iPhone accessories.

For the like minded:

ENVIRONMENT
World Wildlife Fund
GAY STUFF
ANTI DRUG WAR
PRO-PEACE / PRO-LIBERALISM / PRO-CIVIL RIGHTS / ANTI-IDIOCY
HIV / AIDS / BREAST CANCER
ANIMAL FRIENDS
ART AND MUSIC SAVE OUR LIVES
HOLIDAY CARDS AND ECO-DECORATING


Now go for a walk with someone you love.


3 comments:

ANSA said...

Thanks so much for the listing. We really appreciate your support!

The folks at Artists for a New South Africa

Joe said...

I guess that means you won't be getting me any Aqua Dots this year.

familyman said...

Great list! Happy Solstice!