Monday, December 08, 2008

My big-ass, Xmas peace sign on the roof


You can see it from about half a mile away.

Number of Christmas lights used? Maybe a thousand.

Nobody's given me any crap about it. Lady across the street said she liked it, and flashed me the peace sign (wherein you extend forefinger and middle finger, parted, from your enclosed hand. In WW2 that was the V for victory sign, thanks to Churchill.)

The peace sign and the peace symbol on my roof you don't see much anymore, despite our current war. I'd venture to say many younger citizens have no idea what they mean. Maybe I'm wrong, but more than likely, the symbols are relics from the 60s and 70s, but still a reminder to older folks of the "hippies."

But before you go callin' me a stinkin' hippie, consider the "reason for the season," as the church folk say.

The birthday of Jesus. And who was he? Why, he was the Prince of Peace. It says it right there in The Bible.

Isaiah 9:6 (King James Version)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.


10 comments:

ScarlettO said...

It's fucking beautiful. Peace, Banjo.

Anonymous said...

You've done the the Prince of Peace, Beatle John and your friends all proud.

miker

Slampo said...

Yeah, it's byoo-tee-ful, but did you string 'em yourself or did you hire some professionals?

Anonymous said...

They are just giving electricity away up there aren't they?

Banjo Jones said...

Electricity isn't free, but Christmas lights use a miniscule amount of wattage.

I strung the lights myself. Took most of the day, but that includes the more traditional display on the front of the house (dangly lights made to look like icicles, I guess, on the gutters, a holographic Santa and reindeer, Santa landing lights in the yard (like a runway) and a lighted sign that says, "Santa Stop Here."

I think Beatle John would approve. You may have noticed an earlier post that included an AP report about The Vatican praising the Beatles and their music and dismissing that old flap where John said the Fab Four were more popular than Jesus. All is forgiven. Christians reportedly are very big on forgiveness, understanding and peace on Earth, theoretically I'm told.

lauriekendrick said...

Banjo,

This looks cool.

As for John Lennon and the Beatles' reference, well, to be honest, if you think about the turbulence of the times, what he said was probably accurate. He didn't say better, more powerful or anything like that, he said merely that "we (the Beatles) were more "popular" than Jesus Christ.

That means better known and dare I say, probably even better liked.Kids in Muslim theocracies (those lucky enough to think outside of their tainted little boxes AND those with access to radios with very wide bandwith that is) probably knew far more about John, Paul, George and Ringo than about the Jesus.

I mean no disrespect, this is merely a commentary on the times. You remember the 60's. Turning on, tuning out. Worship became idiosyncratic and took on strange dimensions. People knelt before cars, old paint cans and garbage cans and found "religion" back then.

Kids in Muslim theocracies (those lucky enough to think outside of their tainted little boxes AND those with access to radios with very wide bandwidth that is) probably knew far more about John, Paul, George and Ringo than they knew about the Jesus.

Merry Christmas to you and yours in Amrpitville!!
LK

Banjo Jones said...

Oh yeah. I got what Beatle John was saying way back when. If Jesus came back today and started all over from scratch, he'd probably be a rock star.

Anonymous said...

There is no Jesus, Banjo. And it appears Christmas will be cancelled. Someone found a bag of bones south of Albuquerque the other day...awaiting forensics, but cops say it's HIM.

Banjo Jones said...

Believe what you want. I don't care and doubt anyone else does.

SF Mom of One said...

It's beautiful.
And meaningful.
That's all.