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Friday, December 24, 2010

This Ain't The First Time You've Seen This Here, Either...

Something you all probably don't know...

I moved from my home state of Massachusetts to Virginia, where I still live, back in the spring of 1998. When I moved, I left virtually all of my family and friends behind. Since then, I have spent most of my Christmases in Virginia, alone -- and tomorrow will be no exception.

Thing is, this is the way I want it. Christmas day somehow took on a whole new meaning for me over time. I haven't disowned my family or anything -- I'll be on the phone with at least a few of my relatives tomorrow, and judging from the past, these conversations are going to be pleasant. It's just that I was the one who, for whatever reason or reasons, chose to get up and go, while everyone else stayed where they were. They didn't change, I did. I need to be alone on Christmas day now. That's just the way it works.

Maybe you think this is wrong. Fine. But know that I'm basically okay -- I have a roof over my head, clothes on my body, and plenty of good food and spirits in the fridge. I'll be all right. Christmas isn't just another day to me; it's a day to be thankful for what you have. And believe me, I am most thankful for what I have. I take nothing for granted -- not the roof over my head, not the clothes on my body, not the contents of my fridge, not the full-time job that pays my bills, and definitely not those who love me unconditionally.

Thus, I give you William S. Burroughs' "The Junky's Christmas" -- and I suggest that you all be thankful for all you have, too.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night...






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posted by Jim Yeager at 1:57 PM |

2 Comments:

I hear ya' I too choose to hang out on the day by myself. After I finish checking out the usual blogs its going to be reading or a MS3TK marathon - haven't decided
commented by Blogger Nancy M, 9:32 AM PST  
Thanks for the Christmas story - that was a little mind bending entertainment.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 7:01 PM PST  

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