I was lying in bed one night, shortly before the solstice, contemplating the now. I was basking in the infinite perfection of life. Here we all were, humanity, (or Americans, at least) approaching the grandest holiday of the year. There were rendezvous, and secrets to be kept or shared, decorations to be hung, smiles to be passed along and hands to be held. The whole process would end with festival of celebration. Afterward, we would all hunker down into our respective wombs and gestate until quickened by the warmth of spring. At this point, I experienced an epiphany. This was just like the act of the Creation. Lots of setting up exercises, planning and flirtation, a wild celebration, then a long period of gestation before the new life is born. It seemed too perfect. How could this be coincidence? Here was something magical. It was the sleepy period of night just before we turned off the lights and went to sleep. I rolled over to share my thoughts with Ardis, my wife. I said, "Ardis, isn't it interesting how Christmas and our year are just like the act of creating life?" Ardis opened one eye and agreed with me that they were the same. She said, "Yeah, they're both messy and you only want to do it once a year." On that note, we turned out the light and went to sleep. Women ain't got no romance.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)