What I always liked about Christmas has been the brightness, the friendliness. The parties. Light. Gift-giving. Dinner together. Cookies and eggnog and mince pie. I was not born to be part of Christmas, but I married into it twice. The spirit of Christmas is more than a little strained this year. I can practically feel everyone’s anxious yearning to “just feel better.” To stop worrying, even for a few days.
We are exhausted by the politics. Worried by the pandemic. Poor before and even more poor now. Personally, I’m yearning to feel better. Planning — within the limits that anyone can plan “life” these days — for a better world. For all of us!