Sunday, December 19, 2004

A new twist on an old favorite, and let's underline the word TWIST...

Can't make this up. From Sunday, Dec 19th ABC News:

" Iceland, where there are 13 Santas. Instead of bringing gifts, they take turns sneaking into town and creeping out the locals. 'One of them is a window peeper. He just peeks through windows. One of them comes in and licks your spoons,' said Iceland native, Hoffy Steingrimdottir.

The 13 Santas live in the mountains with their troll-like mother and her giant cat, which eats all the children who don't receive new clothes for Christmas. They party for 13 nights, and then things really get interesting. 'That's when people come out of their graves,' said Steingrimdottir. 'Seals take on human form. And cows develop human speech.'

The moral of the story? It doesn't matter what you believe as long as you believe. The other moral of the story? They've got some good hooch in Iceland."

Sort of like George A. Romero's 'It's a Wonderful Life'. I have a sudden craving to visit Iceland. The season is closing not with a bang but a sigh. No whimpering. With no conclusions made other than it's not so bad on most levels- no screaming family members. Nobody ill- mostly. Nothing sudden, which is enough. Better job, more steady paycheque which is welcome and necessary and, hopefully, not taken for granted. As granted? Something like that.

The rest is a 'well, so...' situation. The season is what it is.


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