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Fröhliche Weihnachten!

by jandsm Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 at 06:43:47 AM EST

I am leaving Hannover to a remote place without internet connection aka my parents house. I am actually proud of myself, I actually managed to get all my presents together a week early - though christmas shouldn't be about the commercial thing only. Yet, I like that this is a point where I have the feeling of giving something back. Don't know how it is about you, but with all this talk about the changing concept of family in western culture and post-modernist influences into our daily life, I still believe christmas is a wonderful tradition of coming together. I always use it as a time of reflection and of coming together with my family.

And what a year it has been. I do not know what it was to you, but I had personally and polically an intense year... I did not blog a lot, but I have been reading this blog on a daily basis and I just want to thank you for the inspiration this community can spark on its good moments.

Some blogs are only an echo-chamber, this here is more like the original sound. With this, I wish you - whatever you may believe in, a merry christmas and as we say in German: "einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr".

All the best.

Fröhliche Weihnachten und auch einen guten Rutsch für dich Jandsm. Wäre schön wenn du auch im nächsten Jahr wieder, wenn möchlich öfters, mit dabei wärst. :-)
by Fran on Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 at 08:44:06 AM EST
Some blogs are only an echo-chamber, this here is more like the original sound

That's a great thought, well-put, and so very encouraging. Thanks, jan, and best wishes to you and yours for Christmas and the New Year!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 at 08:56:59 AM EST
I am also heading away from my computer, so as we say in Sweden:

God jul!

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 at 09:16:37 AM EST
Thanks for the kind words, and we certainly hope to hear about your real life experiences in the coming year.

Joyeux Noël

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 at 09:50:17 AM EST
Thanks, Jandsm!

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by Melanchthon on Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 at 10:15:19 AM EST
Das war super!!! Ein gute Wheinacthen und neue jahre.

take care my friend..


A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 at 12:38:20 PM EST
I'll be offline from tomorrow till Wednesday myself.

But yes, I like the original sound idea myself.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 at 01:02:16 PM EST
Kellemes Karácsonyt és Boldog Új Évet kívánok!

Und also Fröhliche Weinachten!

I hope we'll see you posting more next year!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Dec 24th, 2006 at 10:48:01 AM EST
have a fun christmas with your family jandsm!

thanks for the good wishes.

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Dec 24th, 2006 at 08:13:14 PM EST
hey jandsm: "einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr" to you too!

(And to all!)


"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Tue Dec 26th, 2006 at 08:39:30 AM EST

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