is nearly upon me.
Did I write that? It sounds so, perhaps victorian melodrama? And yet, I just wasted about a half hour on eBay looking at things with Ravens on them, so, that just may be where Im at.
Since I last blogged, Ive had one good friend offer me a willing ear and some sensible suggestions on this issue. That was really helpful, and went a long way toward calming me down.
But you know, I cant win.
That may be the thing that stinks the most to me. You know, nobody likes a game they can't win.
I dont think there is anything constructive to be gained by going deep into the why that is - at least not at this late stage. But I will put down some other thoughts that have been jogging in a big circuit around my brain, keeping me awake at night and generally making a nuisance of themselves...it wont be a complete set of thoughts, and it is in no particular order. #just sayin'
If you are sensitive about Christmas and do not want anything to challenge that...
DONT READ THIS!
Something may be missing in my 'value system'.
Maybe Ive just been away from the surviving members of my 'family of origin' too long. (Migrant issue)
Maybe its just becauseof the sweltering heat, blazing sunshine and general loudness.
(As opposed the the chilly - hang out by the fire, short days/dark early and the hush of snowy rooftops.)
Anybody notice there is something obscenely self-aggradizing about showering people with gifts and wrappings and cards and entertainments and mountains of food?
Everybody knows there are hungry and homeless people out there, right? Quite possibly nearby too.
I see the why, I understand the desire...its just...it makes me uncomfortable.
We all have so much, and most of it we dont need at all, and will throw away in no time at all.
The lights are pretty.
Its nice to buy someone you love a present (especially if its a nice present, ie: not socks! LOL)
My mother LOVED Christmas. She's been dead since 1993.
Anybody else notice the piles of discarded furniture and appliances outside homes starting about October? (Why do so many people have to re-decorate before they can have their 'loved ones' over for lunch?)
Wrapping paper and cards - sure they are lovely - but - more dead trees...Can nothing escape this?
I get the feasting thing... I get that, thats ancient human stuff. But, so often its too much.
And the expectations! Aw geeze, they really make getting along with other people a tricky proposition.
Everyone should remember that I think packing a bag to spend a night away is more hassle than its worth.
And anyone who knows me, knows I dont like crowds.
So...really.....is it any wonder that I am not enjoying this the same way so many others do?
Depending on what happens in the next few days, this may be the last of The Christmas Rant.
Untill next year................(((((Theme from Jaws)))))
Im not gonna edit this - goodnight! Have Happy Holidays However You Like Them Everyone!