Sasquatch as Santa Claus

I was heartened to hear that there was a decrease in Sasquatch sightings in 2009. This is according to the Canadian Sasquatch Research Organization (based in my home town of Calgary, no less). I take that to mean that all those Writers as Sasquatch were hunkered down in their writing caves scribbling away with a mug of milky tea at their sides (or in the case of the real Sasquatch - a decapitated deer - yikes).

I also discovered that there appears to be a link between the Sasquatch and Santa Claus – who knew? I guess it’s because one of them is a mythical creature (sorry Santa). The links are explored in this book: Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spanning 50,000 Years by Phyllis Siefker. Turns out, ancient European stories of the Wildpeople, Snowmen and the Yeti developed into the myth of Santa Claus. The 'Wildman of the Middle Ages’ was described as an ape-like creature with a beard, its body covered in thick matted hair and smelled of a foul odor (maybe from descending chimneys?) The habitat of the Wildman was the northern woods, where he lived in a cave or den and relied on the reindeer. I believe the natural evolution would be Sasquatch, the Grinch who stole Christmas, and Santa Claus. The Grinch was a hairy, bigfoot like creature that lived in a cave in the mountains, and ended up giving out presents ... just saying.

Here’s to 2010, the year of the Writer as Sasquatch, may we be spotted even less frequently … and may we get much more writing done.


Angie said…
Hear, hear! Happy New Year. I hope you had a great Christmas!
Carol J. Garvin said…
Hmmm... I guess there's *some* logic here. Makes sense to me anyway although that's not saying much since my mind doesn't function well before 9 a.m. and it's only 8:30 here at the moment. ;) Happy New Year to you.
Jennifer Landels said…
Hey Jan, Happy New Year.

You have seen this video, right?:

(and don't miss the sequel, "Rare Exports 2"