I’m back from my latest trip to China and off to NYC
While in China it was great to be greeted, without fear,
with the traditional Merry Christmas. It was great to
see trees and bulbs and wreaths and Santa Claus’
in so many places.
Don’t know about you but when someone is so lazy
he has to write x-mas instead of Christmas, well …
And Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings – well, that
is the lamest of the lame.
Take it from me – a Zen Master -t’ain’t nothing wrong with
saying Merry Christmas. If you’re anti-Christian, it won’t
turn you into one. So no fear there, my friend. And if you’re
worried about the non-Christians being worried or offended,
well, since when is it your business to police the minds of the
world. Just say what you think, without fear.
In fact, say Merry Christmas all year round if you want. Who
is going to object but some whacko.
When in China and I was greeted with “Good morning” I responded
with “Good evening.” Brought a laugh and a smile everywhere. Same
goes when someone said “Good Evening” to me.
I believe in a Zen twist to everything – so I say “Zenny Christmas.”
This means take time to be still, quiet, meditative and merry.
And this is why you better pay attention to what I’m doing over the next
few days. There will be the launching of Zen-a-Claus – a very different
character than Santa Claus – and he works year round to bring you the
Coming your way in a day or three.
In the interim, have a Zenny Christmas and a Slap Happy New Year.
Matthew “Matt” Furey
The one and only Zen-a-Claus on this planet