Wednesday, December 24, 2008

To you all...

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Like Jumbie, I'm heading off to a smaller rock. You know it's always easy to spot the bad things, goodness knows we have plenty of stupidity around here, but you know what, so what. In this space I've commented on a lot of things, in the end, what does it matter, I still think despite the shit that goes on in my country, I'm one of the lucky ones, so to steal some lines from Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure:

It's Christmastime
There's no need to be afraid
At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime

But say a prayer

Pray for the other ones
At Christmastime it's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging
chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
(Oooh) Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

(Here's to you) raise a glass for everyone
(Here's to them) underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Feed the world
Feed the world

Feed the world

Let them know it's Christmastime again

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime again


GirlBlue said...

Have a great one, may it be safe and blessed

Marcus the Coffedude said...

Merry Christma Coffee!

Wuzdescene said...

Merry Christmas to you too Wallah ... ENJOY! :-)

Gabriela said...

A Merry christimas to you and to all the readers.

HPD said...

Late - as always. But I hope you had a GREAT day yesterday. And I hope you have an incredible 2009. It has been and honor and a real pleasure to get to know you over these last months. And one day we will sit together and have a cuppa.

Here is one thing to remember about those in Africa we live for... They want you to enjoy the life they hope to have one day. Yes, we must help as much as what we can and never forget them. But they never want you to feel too down about them as they also want you to be happy and live a life they hope to have. Don't forget the, but don't forget how they want you to live either.

You are one hell of a person and I am a better person for knowing you.

The Guitar-Playing AA

Anonymous said...

Hi Coffeewallah, big job getting round all the blogs that I follow... Hope you had a Merry Christmas and that it was a fun time for you and yours.


Coffeewallah said...

Hey guys, you really are the best.

AA,I am because you are...

Coffeedude, we gotta have coffee!