I will admit that as I get older, Christmas gets harder. Not because I am inundated with things to get done and organize, shopping to do, events to plan, people to worry about, presents to agonize over, but rather the opposite: I find it harder to even care. Despite the unplaceable feeling of yearning and temporary homesickness I sometimes suffer from at this time of year (whose pangs can be quite sharp when they do hit me, thinking of family and friends back home), I feel, in many ways, that I have extricated myself from the whole process. Almost as if, being here in a far away, ‘foreign’ country for so long that celebrates Christmas in its own, peculiar and inimitable way (see my piece on Japanese Christmas for a more detailed critique), I have become able to see through the commercial hype and brain-clogging claptrap of it all the…
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3 responses to “IT’S BEGINNING TO SMELL LIKE CHRISTMAS…………REVE D’OSSIAN + RELIQUE D’AMOUR by ORIZA L LEGRAND (2012)”
I am in the same kind of non-Christmas mood as you. Nevertheless I’m wishing you and Duncan a Merry one and most of all a Happy and Healthy 2020.
I think, as I have written before, it should be like the Olympics. Every four years or so would bring the magic back!
And likewise: I hope 2020 is great for you, Filomena