A Tale of an Ancient Grudge Between Two Cities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”November presents a time of happiness and regret, fond memories and bereft. You may wonder how can this be? Allow me to explain, and you will see. During this month, a war continues. A grudge of two cities, one that has lasted still ensues.

“Two households, both alike in dignity…From ancient grudge break to new mutiny…”For the Merry-Makers,
November is a time of giving thanks and fall leaves, families and Christmas trees. Eager for all that December represents, causes a longing to disregard all November nonsense.
They anticipate all that is red and green, before the end of November is even seen.

However, there are some who do not share this excitement. Another city, who cringes at the site of Santa and jolly merriment.
You may wonder who can this be? How could anyone despise the Merry-Makers and all they believe?

The Thankful-Givers pride themselves on tradition and respect in the month of November. They nurse a grudge against department stores who fail to keep Christmas in December. They do enjoy Christmas when the time is right. However, November is Thanksgiving time, and they believe that with all their might.

A war has waged between the Merry-Makers and Thankful-Givers over celebrating Christmas throughout November.

But consider this thought.
This idea is simple so do not be distraught. Instead of dispute, focus on what each holiday represents. Do not linger on what you believe the other city misrepresents. Memories are rekindled and families reunite. Love, joy, and peace, each a necessity in a world desperate for light.

As you see, dear Merry-Makers and Thanks-Givers, each holiday is important. As each moment spent together is heaven-sent.

Madam F.

Copyright © 2014 SarahFehrenbach. All Rights Reserved.

A Tale of Two Cities Quote:
http://literature.org/authors/dickens-charles/two-cities/book-01/chapter-01.html

Romeo and Juliet Quote:
http://www.shmoop.com/romeo-and-juliet/hate-quotes.html

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