RantWoman is unclear which spiritual peregrinations have summoned to the front of her mind....a billboard sponsored several years running by the Montana Gathering of Friends, let alone why she is clear to greet the Christ child with reflections on this billboard. Use your imaginations. Available visuals are limited and incomplete.
The billboard said:
PEACE IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
Montana Gathering of Friends.
RantWoman finds the thought of really simple unadorned presentation and giant billboard to be delightfully Buddhist, plain and not plain, even flamboyant at the same time.
The billboard was posted above a moderately busy intersection in RantWoman's natal city. RantWoman has not visited the natal city in several years, since RantMom moved to Seattle. RantWoman finds it tremendously important that there have been Quakers in MT for a long time but RantWoman herself, while influenced by a Quaker Auntie figure and also by Friends in natal city, was never actually a Friend while she lived in MT. RantWoman only remembers the billboards from times when she has been a Friend but has not lived in the natal city. Hold these points.
The site of the aforementioned billboard. Use your imagination or just enjoy the blinding flash of light. WHERE did that come from?
While we are on the subject of MT Friends, tidings of various years of Montana Gathering of Friends
The 2013 gathering.
Missoula Friends Meeting and MGoF 2013 announcement
A fun newspaper writeup of the 2012 session of MGoF
Margery Post Abbott offering for 2011 MGoF Session
MGoF Sings song booklet available off Amazon
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
RantWoman realizes this might not be your holiday of choice and that Christmas celebration practices have varied widely throughout recent centuries. RantWoman is unabashedly pro-celebration. And in the RantFamily, even the celebration needs to be held in the Light. Sigh.