It’s Christmas again! Saying that last Christmas feels like it was like just yesterday may have been cliched to death, but that’s just the way I feel. Last Christmas certainly doesn’t feel that long ago. Has a year really passed?
I’m sitting here, looking at one of my presents from last Christmas (a vibrating massager thingy), given to me by my sis; it looks still looks brand new, like it could have been just given yesterday. I have to admit that I haven’t used it as much as I should have (it being expensive and all). I remember using it lots in the beginning, but as the novelty wore off, I used it less and less, and eventually I stopped using it altogether.
This year is one of the most unChristmasy of recent years. My family would normally put up a small Christmas tree, completely with lights, underneath which we place our gifts. This year though, the tree never went up, and we prepared no gifts either. This fact hadn’t really hit me until this afternoon, when I realised that “tomorrow’s Christmas!”
I do find it quite a pity. I love exchanging wrapped gifts and being surprised by its contents. It’s also nice to see the expression on the faces of people you love when you give them something, watch them unwrap it, and see them pretend to be excited as they exclaim, “wow!” or something to that effect.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to you all, and may you have a blessed new year ahead too.
UPDATE [25 Dec 20006]
Christmas is just about over, and I what I have found about this Christmas is that almost everybody I know seems to be out of the Christmas spirit.
I think that the rains leading up to this occasion might have dampened spirits quite a bit, and people are generally feeling down and gloomy.
Or perhaps Nietzsche was right in proclaiming, God is Dead.
But then again, on the third day He rose again.
Two sides to every story. Ho ho ho.