What a wonderful world. Its tilted axis to the planetary plane gives us the seasons, opposite for north and south, as we orbit our sun.
How strangely we cling to traditions.
It’s Christmas in Australia, summer, hot and time for the beach yet many Christmas cards show snow-covered scenes. There are also the decorated homes with coloured lights, Santa, reindeer and a sleigh atop snow, artificial in our summer’s heat. White snow. Bright snow.
I pause and think of an Aussie Christmas, Santa decked in board shorts, wearing sandals and sunglasses, cool for the summer.
It’s white heat, bright heat, an Australian summer Christmas.
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