Monday, December 20th, 2004 • 4 Comments on Blue Christmas
I have that melancholy feeling I often get at this time of the year. Holiday blues, I guess. The holidays always remind me of the family I don’t have. At this point in my life, I’ve stopped longing for the kind of close-knit family some of my friends take for granted. There comes a time when you have to let go and accept that some things will never be what you’d like them to be. Still, it’s hard to remind myself of that when this time of year seems to be all about family.
It has started to snow—probably the last snowfall of the year (and lousy timing, at that)—and I’m alone and tired and feeling chilled to the bone. It’s a combination that makes for sad thoughts.
One more reason for me to look forward to January—eleven months to convince myself that family is overrated before another holiday season comes along to remind me otherwise.