While you are busy worrying about your hormones, how to fix your hot flushes, etc, spare a thought for another issue, brought into high relief on my recent cruise.
In an attempt to spare the feelings of non-Christians, Christmas was not celebrated, other than a few decorations and some very discreet musak in the elevators. I must say it was a real disappointment, to be on a Christmas cruise but no Christmas!
I would like to compile a list. A list of feasts for everyone, from Christians to Muslims, from Jews to Buddhists and everyone else, Hindus, Jehovah’s Witnesses, everyone. And the dates that these feasts occur in 2014 so that we can celebrate with others and come to understand what each others’ feasts represent. God forbid, we might even begin to see similarities…..! Tolerance and extra days of celebration will help us be more open to our differences.
So, come on, all you who follow me, let’s have them, all the feast days that are occasions for celebration and their meaning. I will let everyone know on Facebook and we can be good to each other by allowing for differences, instead of neutralising the traditions we grew up with!