We can wish and hope, but sadly our restless earth keeps moving. It's one of the depressing things about christmas for me, the fact that the joy of the season is subdued by the inevitable natural disaster or ferry sinking that always seems to happen over the festive season. It seems hard to believe it's been nearly seven years since the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami...
So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
Hail our dear old friend kris kringle,
Driving his reindeer across the sky.
Don't stand underneath when they fly by.