Tuesday, December 25, 2012

X IS FOR...

How could I pass this up?  We caught it as we were passing through Las Vegas on our way from our son's wedding in Lake Powell in September.  So I have been saving this for just this  moment and how convenient since it is Christmas Day and I don't have to spend family time on the computer.
Hope you had a great Christmas.


Incidentally I never liked calling Christmas, Xmas, because I was reminded by my brother many times that X is the unknown factor.  I  believe Christ can be known and I for one know Him as do many other people.  But then I realized that the tall, long X stands for the Greek letter Xi or chai which is the first letter of Christos, the Greek word for Christ, so I don't make a big deal about it anymore.  (My brother was only trying to get my goat anyway -- and of course, I bit!)

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11 comments:

Mar said...

What a fantastic find for X!

Happy holidays ~ X is for...

Roger Owen Green said...

Yes, the use of X for Christ goes back many centuries. Doesn't bother me.
Merry Xmas. I mean Christmas!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful photo for X ~ ^_^

Happy Holidays ^_^

(A Creative Harbor aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^)

photowannabe said...

Glad to see someone wrestled with the X for Christmas too.
It doesn't bother me so much now but I still don't use it in my greetings.
We had a lovely Christmas with family and some friends that are like our family.
I wouldn't trade the memories for anything.

Kay G. said...

When I lived in England, I noticed that Xmas was used a lot and I know that X was used for CH...there used to be a cruise line with a big X on the smokestacks and it was a Greek cruise line called "Chandris", I think.
Anyway, I don't mind at all if anyone writes XMAS, except I never do...I named my son Christopher after all, and I doubt I will write X-opher! :-)

Wanda said...

How perfect that you tucked it away for Letter X. Couln't be a better phone for it.

Leslie: said...

Perfect shot, Chris! And glad you saved it for now. I wrote about X being the Greek for chi this week as so many people don't know about it. Hope your Christmas (or Xmas) was wonderful.

Leslie
abcw team

Chubskulit Rose said...

You are very quick!

eXpedition

Happy Holidays!
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Fab letter X. Wrought by nature, no less.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Great "X" find, Chris! I am amazed that you were thinking so far ahead! I only learned recently about the Greek letter chi reference. Good to know!

Gattina said...

That's the most perfect picture for the letter X ! Congratulations !