Christmas is that special, magical time of year when families should set aside their differences and love one another or, if you’re in North Korea, machine-gun your uncle for trying to take control of crab fishing grounds. Closer to home, we have families acting like horses penned in closely cramped stables kicking the doors and fighting over fresh hay and water.
Wouldn’t it be nice, however, if families took to heart the true hope of Christmas and put love and peace into each of their actions? Or, to put it another way, put a tooth under a pillow and expected the tooth fairy to exchange a dollar for it? Wait! That clip-clop on the roof! Is it Santa’s reindeers?
No, it’s FEDEX with the last of the goods.
Today’s haul ought to be ducks and chickens. And isn’t food a form of love? Isn’t it?