Friday, January 6, 2017

Tears fall as the Christmas ends

Epiphany, commonly known as Three Kings' Day in the United States, is on January 6.  Today.  It celebrates the three wise men's visit to baby Jesus and also remembers his baptism.

A short history lesson:
In the Czech Republic, today is known as Svátek Tří králů, Three Kings Day.  The Three Kings, Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, also known as wise men from the east, saw a bright star on the night that Christ was born. They followed it to Bethlehem and met the baby Jesus, to whom they gave three gifts:gold, myrrh and frankincense.  Based on Biblical stories, the three kings represented three life stages - history, presence, and future (young, middle-aged, and old king).  The oldest man also had a dark face that represented the shadow of death.

Translates to:
Christmas is officially over and tears fall into my coffee.

My Solution:
Keep the tree up and pretend....
Fa la la la la, la la la la