I'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas season and I hope it brings you all the good things you wish or hope for.
It's going to be a very hot day here so I'll be sleeping in, taking my dog for a walk and playing Skyrim later I imagine unless anything changes. I'd like to get together with my family but that's unlikely even though we live in the same city. Long story which I won't bore you with and is probably happening to many, many others around the world.
Not to put a further dampener on things but I'll be glad when it's over, the shops have made their profits and the world gets back to whatever is ironically called normality.. You know...after the peace and goodwill have worn off, the hangovers kick in and people remember they hate each other and are at war with each other....in their homes and abroad. War and hate are not of course what I want but it's the reality of the way things are. I personally find this this time of year extremely depressing....or more than usual anyway.
The never ending circle of hate and cruelty will continue unabated as it always has, and not even stop for many over these few days, despite the major religions praying for peace and goodwill to all mankind. I wonder if deep down the preachers of different religions even believe what they say when they can't even agree among themselves about the original story and what it's supposed to mean.
I have no religion and don't believe in any of it except the part about treating people the way I would like to be treated, (aka the Golden Rule) but if people only took 1/10th of the supposed true meaning of Christmas to heart for longer than it takes to unwrap presents, maybe the world wouldn't be in such a mess.
Around the end of next month when this Christmas is a distant memory, Easter eggs will be in the stores (they appear earlier each year) and that message will also be forgotten in the mass of melting chocolate (summer here) in the run up to the actual Easter period which is several months away. I like chocolate as much as anyone, but commercialism has gone mad in the name of what it's all supposed to mean. Greed sucks.
To all the good people who try their best to be kind to others and especially the less fortunate or people who may be suffering themselves, I wish you hope and peace.
Please remember to be thoughtful and don't forget the animals we share this world with as they deserve better than they often get especially at this time of the year. Our pets we share our lives with in particular need our care and kindness as much as family and friends.