A Reflection on Christmas

Christmas came and went without much noise, glitter or loud celebration.

It was quite. The tree had been up for weeks. Poinsettias spread throughout the house brought life and color. Snowflake window clings (yeah, the type from kindergarten) hung on the windows. Now, those things are gone. I never caught “the Christmas spirit.” Maybe it was the commercialism bullshit or the overspending that I saw grip the wallets of many. Christmas greed and “trying to outdo the Joneses” fought and won out over a sacred, spiritual celebration.
Christmas came and went without much noise, glitter or loud celebration.

I had Christmas day off from work. I slept until 1p. I then watched 5 hours of The Dog Whisperer. Shelly came over and we enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner together. I later did laundry. She refolded it for me. Perfectionists.
Christmas came and went without much noise, glitter or loud celebration.

Christmas just wasn’t the same. Maybe it’s my age. Maybe it is that I was away from family. In retrospect, I truly enjoyed the solitude. I truly enjoyed the quiet. I truly enjoyed sleeping late.
Christmas came and went without much noise, glitter or loud celebration.

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