Gift exchange anyways. Zoom calls. Online games as a family. Traditions can and do adapt and can be enjoyed amid a pandemic and the British Royal Family is no exception and they're setting examples that all of us can follow. With Windsor now going into Tier 4 lock down even family bubbles are not allowed to visit (if I've read things right) and most certainly the traditional walk to church Christmas morning is scratched for this year. Yet we continue to hear blurbs and bits and pieces of just how the Windsor family can and will celebrate the holidays. Together. Differently but still together. We've heard that feuds are on the mend. This is what the BRF does and leads the pack for the rest of us to see and to follow in their example. That, in and of itself, is worth it's weight in gold.
2020 has been an 'annus horriblius" for so many of us yet we've not only survived but have prevailed in so many ways. What hits home is the opening lines of Charles Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities" published in 1859.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~