Courtesies of a small and trivial character
are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
i haven't been able to get myself into
the magic of the season.
i didn't feel like putting up the tree,
or dragging the box of decorations out of the closet.
(but i did. but i left a lot untouched.)
the cooler weather, the twinkling lights,
the trees shedding their leaves...
just aren't doing it for me this year.
it's not unusual for me to get the blues at this time.
i start to think too much...
on my losses, my life...the things i
should have, would have...done differently, if only i could.
this year in particular...
when i see people shopping...pushing & shoving...
spend. spend. spend.
i want to just stay home. hide. close my eyes & wake up on jan 1, 2013.
i can't help but think of all the families in Newtown, CT
who will not have the smiles & excitement of their children this year.
presents already bought. sitting in a closet.
presents that would have been put under the tree sometime before dawn on christmas morning.
santa. leaving gifts. magic.
and not only those who are suffering in Newtown,
but also Aurora, CO...and those who have so recently lost so much in NJ and NY.
nature's wild side and the insanity of some people.
all over this world.
the suffering. hunger. cruelty.
happening every day
for love, peace, goodwill,
compassion, healing and hope to all those
who need or want.
a big hug.
PASS IT ON.
stay cool. be safe.
|19th of Dec. 2012.|