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Monday, December 24, 2018

Naughty and Nice Christmas Greetings, Paradise Resilience

Dearest Loving Sillies,
I'll start with the 'ole time naughty. Then, we'll pretend it didn't happen and play nice.

*Staging notes: Change music and lighting to convey a more tasteful tone here.*
  Yesterday, I journeyed to Paradise for the first time since before 11/8. From this destroyed but remarkably resilient town, I bring you bittersweet and rainy greetings. 
  In only 6 weeks, heartfelt signs of recovery...
 
   Santa brought cheer to all passers-by. I blew him a kiss. In turn, he looked suspect and troubled. (Drats, Santa must've recognized me from his "Naughty and not Christian either" list.) This sweet guy is the skinniest and most determined Santa I've ever seen, though.


The town came together to light this charming Christmas tree on Saturday night.
Kids took to the ice. Chilling, in the best of ways!
Happy Holidays and/or Merry Christmas, my friends.
Joy to all, mixed with every key ingredient: faith, health, strength, safety, inspiration, and outpourings of precious love. 


PS Excuse the new look to this page. It just happened (blogger made it so), and I'm trying to make it more "lookable." As always, your patience is appreciated. Love you!

28 comments:

  1. Best naughty poem yet. Surely Santa will be good to Paradise after being naughty with you.

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    1. Haha. Let's home he gives me that chance.
      Blessings, Wilma.

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  2. Have a lovely day tomorrow! Are you spending it with friends? I hope Paradise can start to rebuild soon. Did they ever locate the missing people?

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    1. They've found or identified most of them. I think the process is near completion or done.
      Thank you, JoJo.
      Much merriness to you!

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  3. Love your poem, and am moved to tears by Paradise's resilience. The skinny Santa needs sustenance though.
    Heartfelt hugs and oceans of caring are flowing your way. Thank you for all the support, the fun, and the naughtiness of the year.

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    1. Ha. I do need to bring my cookie - I mean a homemade batch of cookies - to Santa. His tushie is too flat.

      You've been a gem, a constant source of support and love. Much gratitude. May the upcoming year bring the miracles and light that you richly deserve.

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  4. Your poems are always the best, Robyn! I bet you are on Santa's 'other type of good' list. xo

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    1. Haha. Thanks for making me smile. I sure hope I'm on that list, in his vault on the North Pole, or on his iPad or somewhere special. ;~)
      Merry everything, Martha.

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  5. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & your family & to the city of Paradise!!

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    1. Thank you, Fishducky.
      Happy and Merry everything to you.

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  6. Sure a merry day no matter when that way. Maybe Santa has you on a special list haha

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    1. I hope so. I'll leave out my cookie just in case. (~;
      Merry Christmas, Pat.

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  7. May the magic of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love.

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    1. All the best to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas, Ryoma.

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  8. Have a Christmas with only happy surprises! :-)

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    1. I plan to. Wait, can one plan a surprise?
      Thank you, Roland.
      A very warmloving and festive Christmas to you too.

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  9. I'm so glad the Nice Jewish Girl Gone Bad posted one of the best of the Christmas season. The naughty is so special and clever. The Nice is seeing the resilience and spirit of people of Paradise. Wow - I reflected on them and so many others dealing with assorted tragedies. You embody so many good things!
    Cheers for the season

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    1. Your words enrich me, my friend.
      Seems whenever things feel more traumatic around here, they also become even more loving.

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  10. Thank you dear Robyn. My best wishes to you and, as always, my love and admiration.

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    1. The sentiment is mutual. You have my love and admiration, Geo.
      Take good care. May 2019 be a much better, saner, and healthy, loving one!

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  11. Enjoy the end of the year, Robyn, and keep us laughing.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. I plan to.
      Thanks, Sage.
      Holiday and New Year blessings to you.

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  12. You weren't kidding about Naughty and Nice!

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    1. I kinda went into extremes on either end, didn't I? Oops. Smiles.

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  13. Happy Holidays, Robyn, and many wishes for a happy new year! Signs of recovery are a good thing. I hope there are many more of those.

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    1. I'm hopeful I'll have plenty more signs of recovery to relish and share.
      Thank you, Connie.
      Happy Holidays!

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  14. Hi Robyn! Happy to see you visit today. Hurrah for the Santa trying to spread good cheer. I came over to wish you a Happy New Year (hey, that rhymes). :)

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    1. Thank you, Rosey! Love and all the best in the New Year.

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