Archive for December, 2008

Merry and happy? Not this fellow

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

I don’t do well during the holidays. Whatever joy there is to be found in the season is overwhelmed by the foul weather, financial stress and forced bonhomie that accompanies it. For me, the holidays are something to be endured. I haven’t enjoyed them since I was a child, and long ago gave up trying.

Sorry to be such a downer. I don’t resent people who revel in Christmas. In fact, I envy them. This loathing of the holidays is a flaw in my genetic makeup, as much a deformation of the soul as a withered leg is that of the body. Like the fellow with the bum leg, I wish it wasn’t that way — but it is.

I’ll be back in a few days. As always, I appreciate your visits.