There’s occupation and war and genocide.
There’s imperialism and
There’s poverty and injustice and
There’s the veneer - the
Awareness that the vortex is a facade,
A distraction, that the holidays have become
Egregiously commercialized and
There are changes in beliefs, or
Loss of beliefs. Or
Awkwardness of uncertainty around beliefs -
And the social, familial or communal
Dissonance that comes with our
There’s a diversity of beliefs and traditions and holidays that are ignored and/or dismissed… a
Lack of inclusivity,
Tho we celebrate warmth, love, cheer, and
Peace on Earth.
So… let’s be honest.
Let’s hold space for all of what the holidays are - or aren’t - for all of us.
Our playlist this time of years sits in this liminal space… what’s real and felt, alongside what we hope and long for.
We see you.
We want to be with you.
But we get that you might just need space.
The world is not as we wish.
Not even close.
Our hearts are heavy.
But with all we have left, we are
Clinging to hope.
Hope for a better world.
Hope for joy.
Hope for peace.
Hope for love.
May it be so.
May we make it so.
Fight for justice well.
Merry everything to everyone from us here at Ascent.
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