101 Faces and Some Well-Wishing

During the holidays, I like to remind myself that they’re all less about the things we get and more about the people we’re connected to. And by extension, we’re connected to a lot of people, and are part of a whole world full of possibility and potential.

And character. And promise.

I ran across this site, and while it’s also a great piece of inspirational storytelling (without any words!), it’s also a good reminder that the world is full of everyday people, who are all different, but who also each a piece of what makes this world such an exciting place to be.

http://101faces.com/

Happy Holidays, everybody.

(Note: this applies to everybody, no matter what holiday you celebrate. I feel an emotional connection with Christmas because it’s part of my family’s cultural tradition, even though nobody in either my or my husband’s immediate family celebrates it in a religious fashion any more. But it is still a culturally-appropriate occasion to see family, spend time with the people you love, and think about all the goodwill the world is capable of. Perhaps even a good occasion to share our own.)

UPDATE: So then I got around to reading a Salon post I had put off, and I found it to be particularly fitting with this post, and also a good read, so I’m sharing it with all of you. Basically it’s about what’s in yourself and what’s outside yourself and how focusing on the Self helps make the outside stuff not matter so much. Which is a major oversimplification, but helps give you an idea of what you’ll be reading.

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/20/why_are_l_a_people_so_mean/

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About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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