I don’t wish you a merry Christmas, but a tolerable one. Well, why not merry – in the sense that it doesn’t trigger bad memories, of the time you spent it in your families as defenceless children at the mercy of transgressive adults.
I do like Christmas, and what I celebrate is the fact, that we human beings are able to bring completely defenceless creature into this world, and capable of loving, protecting and accompagnying them into their adult life. Let us fight for good conditions for parents and children, and for our right to be sometimes weak, but still safe.
I thank you for your time and attention, the comments and the reading. I don’t know why Miles Davis did this rebellious Christmas song – he had a sheltered maybe even happy childhood.
For those who love classical music, I chose a song out of the Christmas Oratorio from Bach, to which I listened a lot as a teenager. Because it features loving parents. And the mother sings a beautiful lullaby to her child.
Wow, still nearly makes me cry!
And finally a link to a hashtag on Twitter, which was initiated in GB: The Purple Christmas day the 16th of December, to show that for survivors of sexual abuse, Christmas can be very hard, because it reminds us of an environment, in which we were not safe, but still had to show ourselves „happy“ and „thankful“:
One of these things that make me hopeful. This was a good year for the fight against sexual violence. We are progressing.