by Robin Munson
As the Joni Mitchell song says, “It’s comin’ on Christmas. . .”
We have all been inundated with happy holiday songs and visions of sugarplums – whatever they are – Hallmark movies depicting sweet little towns full of sweet little families with sweet little problems that can be resolved over sweet little cups of cocoa. But few of us – if any – will ever celebrate a holiday season that even comes close to the ideal. Nice fantasy, but like all societal fantasies, it comes with a heavy price. At some point during your all-too-real holiday season, as you scrub the blackened pan that was supposed to house your perfect rice stuffing – as you run to the pharmacy to pick up Nyquil for your ailing child or spouse – as you give in to the inevitable store-bought pumpkin pie with canned whipped cream – as you disappoint your family across the country because you can’t afford to fly back home this year – you start to feel disappointed, not only with the holiday, but with yourself. “What’s the matter with me?” Continue reading
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