if we took a holiday

December 25, 2007

I know. I know. I’m quoting Madonna, but it’s snowing here on Christmas day and I had to do something to catch myself before I slipped into some kind of unwanted cloying thing; especially because I’m not really feeling particularly sentimental . I’m not feeling particularly dispassionate either. For the first time in my life I woke up alone on Christmas morning, with slim prospects for anything special happening except the ever present invitation to fall in love with reality, something I don’t know how to talk about without lapsing into trite explanations. Suffice it to say everything is okay, profoundly okay. I imagine it might even be luxuriously okay.


2 responses to “if we took a holiday”

  1. pep says:

    the wisest thoughts often sound trite from being worn smooth from use, but in the right mood, that cliche can be the most meaningful. much as i feel exiled from it at times, i think it’s completely true that ‘the kingdom of heaven’ (in the broadest possible sense) is right here, right now, always waiting for us to grok it. learning how isn’t always easy, but it’s a useful reminder for me, even if it sounds like a bumper sticker.
    here’s wishing you a fantastic new year with a love of reality and a sweety pie to share it with.

  2. proteanme says:

    i really hope that i get the chance to meet you in person one of these days. you said it all so eloquently. the kingdom of heaven comment reminded me very much of something joseph campbell said. i wish i would have been paying attention when that guy was alive, but i was young and into other things. another trite saying that has become very meaningful and inspiring to me is ‘life is short’. back at you times 1000 for the new year wishes and hoping that you are very much enjoying your life with your sweety pie.

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