The Nicest Present – by Joanna and Karl Fuchs
Under the tree the gifts enthrall,
But the nicest present of them all
Is filling our thoughts with those who care,
Wanting our Christmas joy to share.
To you, whom we’re often thinking of,
We send our holiday joy and love.
Giving. It was such a contrary thought to most of the pilots of New Eden. The harsh life this universe enforced upon us was about taking, often by any means necessary, that which you wanted, needed, cherished. To voluntarily give was a difficult concept for most capsuleers; some even stumbling on the word itself.
Giving. Who would’ve thought it would’ve been such a monumental concept to grasp?
There were some that had proven the ability to overcome the self-centered stereotypes associated with our kind, offering up not just items worth millions of ISK, but even offering up something more valuable and irreplaceable; their time.
My comm received a steady stream of incoming messages from pod pilots embracing the idea of Christmas giving, and had made several generous donations to help in the Advent Celebration.
I was thankful for the continued support from our community, proud to be a capsuleer, and hoped that what we could give back might instill even the smallest emotional and spiritual reprise from the bloody wars that surrounded us all.
ADVENT DAY 2
TASK: In the spirit of Christmas sharing, today’s task is to submit a photo of “The most creative use of a candy cane with a complete stranger.” Who knows? Maybe we might even make some new friends.
Either post a link to your submissions in today’s comments, or in the spirit of fairness to those reading from Capsuleer, and to cover all timezones, email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will compile all of today’s entries at 10 PM EST, and randomly draw a winner for today’s mystery prize.
Why a mystery prize? I decided it was more advent like. You never know what you will open behind that little door. Is it chocolate? Is it another PLEX? Is it the $100 racial gift package from the EVE Online Store? Only way to find out is to participate.
Holiday Stickup – Sard Caid
Congratulations to Sard Caid for winning today’s prize, 1 Profile of your character in EON Magazine #019 (out April 2010), written by Zapatero. Feel the love 🙂
I will forward your email contact information to Zapatero immediately.