Tuesday, January 06, 2009

A White Christmas

It’s Russian Christmas today, the day the rest of us celebrate the Three Wise Men, also known as the Epiphany.

Nobody really knows how many guys actually made the trip; the Book that is Good does not mention the number. Nor does it state if they asked directions, which may mean that there was someone of the female persuasion with them to do just that.

Anyhow, the Russkies got their snow today, which is more than the rest of us could say for our Christmas back in December. A friend told me it always snows on Russian Christmas, so maybe we should move our celebration to their calendar.

Reminds me of the local Fine Arts Fiesta and July’s lack of rain. The Fiesta almost always gets rained out, and that’s if they’re lucky; one time we had a horrid wind storm in addition to a drenching rain. We also have a dry July and sometimes we need the rain very badly. The solution to both? A letter to the newspaper recently.

The writer said that since the Fiesta is always rained out and July is always dry, if we moved the wet Fiesta to July, we would be guaranteed of rain that month.

You know, in some odd way that makes sense. No matter what we do, it rains during the Fiesta; you can count on it. So why not move it to a time when we can really use the rain and use the bad weather to our advantage? What do you think?


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