It’s December and the Christmas Season is in full swing at “On The Road With Dave”.
Today features the first of the Christmas Banners in rotation at the top of the blog and I wrapped the blog in some colorful paper.
However, we are not technically “ringing” in the holiday season–we are going to “pipe” it in. To kick off the season, your “Saturday Diversion” spotlights Paul McCartney’s “Pipes of Peace”. The official video depicts McCartney’s version of the 1914 World War I Christmas Truce. During that historic truce, British soldiers and German Soldiers met in “no-man’s land” to exchange photos of home and family, a little food and drink, and a friendly game of soccer for a few hours. Incidents like that occurred all along the front lines of battle on that Christmas Eve and Day.
Enemies acknowledged the real faces of the people behind the artillery and gun fire. It was a small window of opportunity for brotherhood and humanity to break through the conflict, if not, just for a few short hours.
As we enter this holiday season, let the “pipes of peace” play loud and let them continue to play long after Christmas Day.