Friday, January 11, 2008

Unadorned and discarded...

During the first few weeks of Jan, these trees that has brought much joy (and frustrations) to many families in Britain are lined beside the sidewalk to be discarded. I'm really amaze at the futility of it all. I mean... perfectly fine fir trees are being cut down a month before Christmas, to be adorned with decorations that can cost up to quite abit with families gathering around it opening up their presents. The tree that meant so much became a liability immediately when the clock strikes twelve on Chrismas Day when most people woken up from a drunken stupor began the ardous task of "taking down the tree".

Found out from the web that St Boniface actually started the Christmas tree tradition around 1000 years back when a young fir tree shoots up from the remains of an oak tree which he had destroyed due to pagan worshipping. Well, it could have been any tree. I mean, little did one expect that the young fir tree by its very act will cause the demise of future generations of its species. It could have been a coconut tree, I supposed. But there might be some problem trying to fit a coconut tree into the house. Hmm...

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