Today is the 2nd Day of Christmas. I celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas, not because my birthday happens to fall in the middle – that is just ICING – but because it helps (me) to keep the true meaning alive. So, we all know what “my true love gave to me” yesterday. #BESTgiftEVER. Today, my true love gave to me “two turtle-doves”. Now, what exactly are turtle-doves anyway? Turtles that look/act like doves? Did some research and some text liken a turtle-dove to a pigeon. Hmm, I can’t recall anyone except M. Tyson liking pigeons. According to some text, turtle-doves were the only birds permitted in sacrifice. Just a lil something to make you go hmmm. “Look at the birds in the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.” “The L-rd is my shepherd, I shall not want.” He feeds his flock, every day. It may not be what you want, but want, you shall not.
Some say the two turtle-doves represent the Old and New Testament. Like birds, you leave one and go to the other, but sooner or later you go/refer back to the old. By today’s standards G-d might be considered a hoarder. He had the Old and then made something New but kept the Old, you know, just in case. He and my grandmother are good friends, she kept a lot of things, “just in case.” #whatailsya