Friday, 1 January 2010

Santa Claus - the Victim!

I hope he feels well enough to come back next year, but the poor old chap has had such harsh treatment from Poppy the dog, that he's considering a career change. Does he remind you of Uncle Albert from 'Only Fools and Horses'?
He's lost his hat and already had the required haircut and I think he's going for a life of meditation.
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On a more serious note, on Totalfeckineejit's blog he suggested we each light a candle at noon today, to remember someone special no longer with us, or to give thanks or make a dedication of some kind.
I lit my candle for anyone who feels that they have insurmountable problems. My wish is that they will find the courage and strength to deal with them and find a solution, and that maybe fate will step in and give them a helping hand.


12 comments:

Helen Suzanne said...

Hi heather, the candle is a wonderful sentiment!

Textile Art Showcase said...

Poor old Santa! I agree the candle is a wonderful sentiment. Very thought provoking Heather - thank you. Happy New Year. Ann

Stitchety Grub said...

yes! yes! he definitely looks like Uncle Albert - hahaha -
Britt chortling in Western Australia

Elisabeth said...

It's lovely to see your candle lit. Mine was for those who have moved on.

I'm going to a funeral on Monday for a friend who died a few days ago of breast cancer in her sixty first year.

It's all so sad. I thought of her and the candle helped keep my sense of her spirit alive.

Lyn said...

What a lovely idea, wish I had read your post yesterday. I think I shall still light a candle for someone though.
Love
Lyn
xxx

The Weaver of Grass said...

Well said, Heather. Happy New Year.

maggi said...

He certainly does look like Uncle Albert.

The candle idea is an excellent one.

Val said...

Oh poor Santa - do hope he recovers in time for next year! Hope your cold is on the way out too - a very Happy Healthy and Creative New Year Heather.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

What a lovely idea for TFE's candle theme, Heather. I'll join with you in wishing courage and strength for them too.

Totalfeckineejit said...

I think the desperation of poor santas bewilderment is graphically portrayed by those poor eyes of his.Mine go like that sometimes.

Beautiful candle and dedication, Heather.

Oh, and Happy New Year! (Have I said that already?

Purple Missus said...

Poor old Santa, but I bet Poppy had a good time while she was trying to de'cap'itate him. *LOL*

BT said...

What a wonderful idea lighting a candle is (and that's terrible English)!! I have read this too late to participate.

Poor Santa does look ready for the monastary! And he does look like Uncle Albert too! As you saw from my blog, nothing lasts long in Buster's jaws.

Love and ~hugs~, keep warm,
BT
xxx