Friday, December 30, 2005

The Grinch Rant

Spent christmas in jail, as usual, and liked it just fine. The holiday season annoys me. The music really gets on my nerves but it's more than that. It's the production of it.

If you care about your family, every day is a special day to let them know. Throughout the year, when I see something that reminds me of someone I care about, that is the time for a gift that always comes form the heart. The frantic list making and forced expectation to be thoughful with a dead line feels wrong.

If you buy into the religious aspect of this or any holiday, the fact that you act or think differently on one day a year should be a source of profound shame for the other 364. If your beliefs are truly part of you they express in all of your actions and every second of your life. If not, it becomes a production, hollow and empty.

"If you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do differently today?" she asked.
"Not a thing." Because I'm already creating the life I love. If something in my life lacked heart, I jettisoned it long ago.

Why would anyone act differently on christmas, unless they believed they were wrong the rest of the time?


Irish said...

I know it's an old post- but I feel exactly the same way. Of course, I get yelled at for thinking that way with people saying I lack "the christmas spirit."

Yea, I do... I got the "human spirit" all year though, and to me that actually means a little bit more.

Rory said...

Thanks, Irish. Glad you're getting some value from the old posts. ASnd welcome, if I forgot to say so before.

Swift_Psycho said...
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Swift_Psycho said...

Been reading through this blog and finding it amazingly insightful, with a ton of thoughts that match my own despite coming from a clearly different background.

This post in particular hits home, as I've shared the same sentiments with people when it comes to holidays for years and almost always get looked at as a killjoy because of it.