Monday, December 6, 2010
Their first stop was to a man in a red suit near the kitchen sink....
Wiseman #1: Greetings, Oh Great Bearded One.
Santa: Ho Ho Ho
Wiseman #2: What strange tongue does this wise man speak?
Santa: Oh that's just my official greeting to everyone who visits. I find it works in all languages.
Wiseman #3: Ahhhh...well, we are 3 wise men who have traveled far to seek help in deciphering a sacred decree we have received from a holy book.
Santa: What does your decree say?
Wiseman #1: Go - not knowing where. Bring - not knowing what. The path is long, the way unknown.
Wiseman #2: Ah yes what? Do you have wisdom to impart, Oh Your Redness?
Santa: Why yes, you see many years ago, in the 4th century to be exact, I was known as Saint Nicholas. I was a Bishop in Myra, a land very far from here. I was the patron saint of seafarers and children. I generously cared for the sick, the needy and those who suffered. As a matter of fact, today is my official Feast Day.
Wiseman #2: Well happy Feast Day to ya!
Santa: Thank you. It's lovely to be remembered on one's Feast Day.
Wiseman #3: So may I ask how you ended up here?
Santa: This is where Christine put me. This window gives excellent afternoon light.
Wiseman #3: NO! I meant how did you get here from Myra.
Santa: Oh, well Dutch immigrants brought my story with them in the early days of America.
Wiseman #1: Pardon me for saying so, but you don't look like any Bishop I've ever seen.
Santa: Well, my image has evolved over the years, but I am still known for bringing gifts to children.
Wiseman #2: Did you say "gifts?" That seems to ring a bell.
Santa: On Christmas Eve, I travel all over the world bringing gifts and joy to children of all ages.
Wiseman #2: Why does that sound so familiar? Didn't we bring gifts somewhere last year?
Wiseman #3: I can't recall. But I don't think His Fluffiness has the answers we are looking for. We must journey further.....
Wiseman #3: Thank you for your kind help Saint Nicholas.
Santa: Ho Ho Ho....Merry Christmas!
to be continued.......