And upon them came the winter celebration, only this time they were celebrating not only the ever turning wheel of life, but also the concepts of love, understanding, and forgiveness. They realized that time was meaningless, an abstraction, simply relative to ones experience. Outside of time, outside of this reality lay another reality. Symbols come and go, but the reality is not changed. We are part of something bigger, there is a reason, unseen. Merry Christmas.