This week’s words: Gnash Lantern Edelweiss (A small composite plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly leaves and flowers, growing in the high altitudes of the Alps. A liqueur made in Italy, flavored with the extracts of alpine flowers.) Birdseed Capture Heart Askance Descendent Irrevocable Ludic (Adjective- Playful in an aimless way) Ashes Curse
It was the final strains of Edelweiss sounding through the old wireless that gave him cause to wake up and realise it was time to light to old lantern.
After all it was Christmas and to him Christmas had that ludic feel. The playful aimlessness of endless unrelated Christmas carols, the wrapping of tinsel and lights around you front door, the decorating of the tree the mindless banter of children expectant and wishing Santa would come sooner rather than later. There was no wailing and gnashing of teeth of Christmas. It was a time when one’s heart was captured by the Christmas spirit and you looked at your budgie sitting in its cage and thought its Christmas so here’s a bit of extra birdseed.
He always looked askance at those neighbours who refused to join in the Christmas festivities. Those who came from a long line of descendants cursed with the ghost of Christmas miserable and who would rather burn their Christmas decorations or in fact anyone’s decorations and scatter the ashes far and wide believing the ludic nature of Christmas was nothing but a whole load of humbug.
While most of his friends believed the ludic nature of Christmas and its lead up to be an irrevocable part of every year there were some old stick in the muds who didn’t join in and he felt sorry for them.
With his lantern now ablaze and his heart filling with heartfelt ludic thoughts of Good King Wenceslas ludically looking out on the feast of Stephen whilst every herald angel harked, he turned the old radio up a notch or two as the radio station repeated Edelweiss allowing him to sing along, his off tune voice the least of his worries and anyone else’s as he participated in the ludic festival of the moment.