Oh, Adele. You are so right...about SO many things.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather go without a lot of people these days. And it's supposed to be the season of celebrating! I just want the people I want, you know? But others do too, and that can hurt. Sometimes, the holidays bring out a certain edge -- attitudes, expectations, inclusions, exclusions and hurt feelings. I think these pressures, perceptions, and slights can really exist, other times are perceived, or can be learned -- rusty remnants leftover from childhood. No matter the sneaky source, my hope and goal this year is to be in the moment and unaffected by the peripheral stress. I mean, I'm thisclose to committing to New Year's cards. I'm totally zen.
It's been a busy time for us in general, let alone the holiday season. I confess I haven't fully found my holiday spirit just yet (even though I've been a lucky winner two nights in a row at holiday parties!). Maybe it's in the mail. Or when we put up our holiday lights this weekend. Regardless, I'm sure after tomorrow, I'll really, truly, deeply find it. Kicking it off with a night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with my people. True to form, I find myself thanking the technology gods once again for online shopping. I would be lost without it.
P.S. 11-3! And I'm off to the playoffs! Remember this?
Beautiful capture by Alasdair McLellan via The New York Times