Before you might think that it was Santa himself who made this reply.. with the kind permission of a fellow blogger wherethejourneytakesme I am posting her comments under my previous post “Letter to Santa Claus”. I sought her permission as these comments, not only served as a fitting reaction, but also it had appropriately enriched the Santa Claus story and presented the other relevant view to it.
I am also doing this, if only to show, that we bloggers are conveniently interconnected with, share views and show concerns for each other. I don’t know if it is possible at this point to dream of one bloggers association worldwide, or at least even on a regional setting. It’s one suggestion, though, that overwhelms my apprehension if we have to consider that WordPress alone is host to more than half a million bloggers that come out with more than one million posts everyday. That statistics is staggering and to think of one organization for that number is like counting the stars before one can make a decision.
Anyway, we can forget about that for the time being. It’s already one consolation enough for a blogger like me to think that we (bloggers) are now a significant population in the universe of cyberspace.
And now, here’s that great reaction to my “Letter to Santa Claus” (it would be more convenient, though, if you have read this post first):
September 6, 2012 at 5:12 am
Loved your thought provoking post. My family are Christians, and everyone I know who are, have a different take on Christmas and although I can’t speak for them we have never had any difficulty in separating the religious Christmas from the fantasy and celebrate them both, and in doing so we both give and receive.
I think when my two girls where young they completely embraced both the wonders of the Nativity story with the traditional carols and advent as well as believing in the mystical Santa and the fun side of Christmas. For my family it has never been about the presents but always about the extended family coming together to eat and play games and enjoy the Christmas period and this is what the girls remember most.
As far as Santa is concerned – yes a very strange fellow and concept and of course he has developed over time encompassing several different celebrations from many countries with the English Victorians playing a major part in the molding of the modern Christmas bringing into it their view of children being deserving or not. However strange most of us still like to partly believe in Santa and I do think Santa has to remain a larger than life person who does things that are impossible and without a reasonable or scientific explanation, like going down chimneys, riding through the atmosphere at altitude without the need for extra oxygen and visiting everyone in the world in one evening – in a way just like Jesus is said to perform miracles. If for instance Santa was just an ordinary Joe Blogs who pulls up in his car and knocks on the door and hands over a present like the postman it would just not have that same appeal!! Children have that wonderful capacity to believe anything is possible and Christmas allows them to indulge in this – all too soon we learn that both the world and the people in it can be very limiting.
Sorry I have been a while getting back to you and hope you didn’t think that you had offended me in any way – far from it – I found your humorous take on Santa Claus quite amusing but at the same time highlighting the sad increase in commercialism year on year that seems to invade and spoil Christmas for many of us.
I am happy for you to post this in your blog if you wish… and there again maybe, I want to remain as mysterious as Santa himself!!
Now I agree you could be as interesting as being simply mysterious. Thank you so much wherethejourneytakesme whoever you are.