Well, its nearly Christmas again, and not exactly my favourite time of the year. Its not that I’m against its true meaning; just all the commercialism attached to it nowadays. Everybody seems set on making a huge profit. And people giving presents think they are really only obliged to do so once a year. Why is this, I wonder? Why can people not give to each other all year round? Why reserve this obligation for ‘peace and love’ for only just one day in the year? I would have thought that really ‘loving thy neighbour’ extended far beyond this? Maybe this is just me. But then again, maybe its not!
In some ways it all seems so calculating: ‘calculating’ in that it is more geared towards pleasure and human enjoyment; a time when people tend to ‘bask’ only in the pleasures on offer in the material world.
It is also a very cruel time as well, surely? What about all the poor birds we kill to just enjoy their flesh. We may not have to ‘kill’ them personally but we are surely a party to the deed. I think there is something almost callous in that.
Even the crackers are filled with a mild form of explosive, and the cheap objects they yield would almost shame many of the adults who join in ‘pulling’ them!
Just not my time of the year, really. But then, I have never really been a ‘party person’!
Back to other matters. Tomorrow I will be giving basic details of the book on the Highgate ‘vampire’ I recently mentioned. (Not mine, this one). It would have probably made a good Christmas present for some. But never mind, if you are so inclined, you only have 12 months to wait and you could give it next year!
No other news really; at least, nothing really relevant for here!
Everything will only still get quieter now until after Christmas. But don’t despair; things will certainly liven up next year! There are a few things still to be held to account. And don’t worry, they certainly will be!