Thursday, December 24, 2009

I've found Christmas harder than usual this year.
It's the spectacle of so many people making themselves miserable and tense spending money they don't have to buy presents for people who don't need them and destroying the planet in the process...
I suppose I should be hardened to this by now, but this year it strikes me as obscene.

Things have got better since my younger daughter arrived: we decorated the tree, we put out the Christmas crib, we ate and talked together with great pleasure, and her grandma is so happy she's here...

The expression of love makes a certain sense of it all. Grandma's Jean's religious sect does not believe in celebrating Christmas, on the grounds we should try to be holy (and mindful, i would add) on every day of the year.

And maybe they have a point: love should be expressed every day of the year. And not with things we buy each other: but how we treat each other.


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