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December 26, 2008

Greetings from the Czech Republic...

From: Christopher Corsaut
To: My family
Hello All!
While searching for something touching and profound, I came to find "Christmas Chill" by Paul Curtis

Enjoy your Christmas day in peace
Avoid any kind of quarrel or wrangle
Chill out, relax and enjoy the day
And don't get your tinsel in a tangle!

Ha ha. Simple wisdom and the last line reminds you of snoop dogg? lol

Merry Christmas! I will be missing my family during this season of special memories, and my heart will be with them.

I know however that I am very fortunate to experience Christmas festivities in a different part of the world. Here there are trees, lights, presents, music and gatherings as Americans might expect. Christmas celebration is on the 24th, through the day that the sun begins to rise in the sky again toward the life giving days of spring.

For the meal we will enjoy a carp fish stuffed with potato salad, which is even more bizarre than it sounds when you see that the fish are chosen from tanks near the Christmas market in the town square! Whacked on the head and thrown in a bag. Also, the celebratory meal is a special green soup, fresh sauerkraut that has been fermenting in a stone keg, salad, and so many delicious sweets.

I hope your holiday celebrations are full of refreshing, humorous and meanful memories with the best of friends, family and food!

Much love and Na Zdravi (to health!),

Christopher Corsaut
Be the Change, Go Green!

P.S. Christmas was fun, and the carp was delicious, the potato salad was on the side actually, not stuffed in it. The two soups, mushroom and sauerkraut, were soooo tasty.

You would have enjoyed the ritual before we sat to eat when we each ate garlic and honey, "garlic to make you healthy, honey to keep you sweet." It was a neat tradition from eastern Slovakia.

I love you, Nana! Talk with you soon!

Postscript: The Czech Republic is near the border of Germany.

1 comment:

Bet's Crayons said...

My grandson is in Germany until May 2009. He wasn't home for the holidays, but was certainly here in spirit.
It sounds like he is having the experience of a lifetime and loving every minute of it.
Miss you Chris.

Love, Nana xoxox