“Why do we really need to cut down a tree to decorate it for a month? Isn’t that a waste”? Mary had taken her vegan habits too seriously, questioning almost everything we ever do.
“But that’s its life purpose”, little Joseph stoically responded.
“Do you know that this tradition may have started out as ‘Paradise Trees’ in Bible stories-plays acted out in Medieval Germany to represent the Garden of Eden? Pagans used evergreen tree branches as decorations during the winter solstice to remind them spring is coming”.
“Think of it as an optimistic reminder, illuminating something that gives us life”.
Also part of Friday Fictioneers