Ah, Christmas. That wonderful, joyous, achingly nostalgic holiday that lives so well in our memories.
The reality, however, is sometimes not so glamorous.
When we mis-remember Christmases past, this is what generally comes to mind:
|Cue \”Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…\”|
But at 8:00 this morning, this is what I saw:
|This is the High Street|
|And this is what is growing out back of Sainsbury\’s|
Still, despite the hurry and the hustle and the over indulging and the non-stop-shopping and the jaw-dropping cost, it is a wondrous time of year. One where we are encouraged to pause, look at the would around us—our world, not the fucked up greater world, the one that belongs to us, our family, our friends, our home—and reflect on the many pleasures they give us throughout the year.
May you all have a Happy Christmas, and a relaxing run up to New Year (which deserves it’s own post).