Dec 25, 2008
Christmas, 2008, High Noon, Woodbury, Minnesota, by Lyno Sullivan
An Anchor for one Day
Having hand-written two letters to his son, the father typed his blog entry for the day, scanned the images of those hand-drawn pages, and constructed his blog upon the upon the Internet.
Then the man refreshed himself by resting. For a timely rest and refreshment is an essential part of blogging experience. Then the man published his blog and the following letters appeared upon the Internet for the very first time upon earth.
Christmas Day, 2008, Woodbury, MN
My dearest son,
It was delightful talking with you this Christmas morning, 2008. I am finding these letters to you to be helpful in giving my writing focus. It gives me an audience that is to some degree universal. For every man is a biological son of another man.
Yours and my relationship is both mundane and profound, commonplace and extraordinary, and, on the whole for me, a blessing from God. Why must a father bring God into the discourse with his son? Every human male I ever met, in so far as I can discern, needs God (as male) and some holy Mother as an anchor of his existence. When a man can find no anchor in his life he must move into that mental frame of reference wherein he has a true father and a true mother and a holy spirit soul in contact with his mother and his father.
Otherwise a man without an anchor is adrift in life.
God serves as an
anchor for a man. Father serves as an
anchor for a man. Mother serves as an
anchor for a man. Child serves as an
anchor for a man.
Christmas Day, 2008
My dearest son,
I am feeling somewhat manic this afternoon and in need of an “Anchor for a Day”. That’s what Christmas is to me. It is an anchor in my life. For one day a year let me remember the life of Jesus, his earthly father and mother, and his heavenly Father.
I am not much of a fan of Easter because of its message of life everlasting. Death is sad. The birth of Jesus is a glad day because it fulfills its purpose as an Anchor for Man, and Anchor for Woman, an Anchor for Child, and Anchor for Grandchild, and an anchor for Soul.
A man’s free running mind needs to be able to toss out an anchor into the storms of life, from time to time.
Christmas is the day all humans may choose to honor the life of Jesus, or not. That’s why Santa Claus is real. Santa Claus is a second reason to celebrate Christmas, as is the full moon of the
shortest day in the Northern hemisphere and the
longest day in the Southern hemisphere and the
day annointed of, by, and unto the life of Jesus.
digg title: Christmas Day, An Anchor for a Man
Topic: These inspirational letters from a father to his son are worth a read after Christmas. They remind us of the need for anchors in our reality.
12:10 Scan Images
12:30 Back to work from scanning and chat
12:30 Begin image_copy_fix_review process
12:35 Begin construct blog post
12:45 Begin convert hand-written to type
1:00 Begin convert hand-written to type
1:15 Begin digg entry
1:30 Upload blog entry
2:00 PM explore digg.com prior to upload
2:20 PM done (3 hour blog and promotion complete)