I know, I haven’t written in a while, not that anyone would notice, since no one reads this. I will continue to write when I am up to it, and when I can. I have been going through some kind of mid-life crisis. I have taken up the guitar again. I know what everyone thinks, I’m sitting in a corner playing Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell songs. To a certain extent that is very true. There’s nothing I like better than a good folk song, with a good story to tell. These are some of the best kind of songs. Songs that are king. What I have in my mind right now, are the blues. I want nothing more, than to learn my pentatonic scales, and whale on an electric guitar. I feel that would feed my broken down soul. I would like to do this all on a pink paisley fender telecaster and a screaming fender amp. Call it crazy, but on the other hand I call it just getting reacquainted with an old friend. Wish me luck.
I have been busy moving my Mother once again. This time to Surrey, BC. This year, more so, than any other year, there isn’t any time for Christmas, Winter Solstice, Festivus or, to even feel depressed. I just feel plain spend, to feel much. In turn, many people that I know are feeling the holiday blues. Due to the media, lack of family, friends or funds, whatever it may be. I feel that everyone needs to create his or her own traditions. We sometimes, rely too much on childhood memories or what we see on TV, and let these sources dictate how we should feel. This creates nothing but, major disappointment. Childhood memories are exactly that, recollections, which you can never ever recreate. The media shows us unrealistic images, of how our holidays can be, and this is nothing more than a fantasy, that no one can live up to, not even Martha Stewart, well maybe she can if anyone can. My advice is create new ones. Below are some examples. Try one.
Try holding an open house, on Boxing Day; never try to do it on Christmas day, as you will surely be disappointed. When you send or give out your Christmas cards, to friends, family and acquaintances, make sure to include a note at the bottom as when they can attend your open house. You are sure to make some old and new friends
Next tip, go to a movie on Christmas Eve, when the theatre is empty, you are sure to get a good seat, you can probably even smuggle in a bottle of bubbly. I had a friend, who always went to a movie with her brother every single Christmas Eve
Try volunteering at a shelter, or mission, they always need help on Christmas day. Remember there is always someone worse off then you
Hop in the car, or on the bus and gaze at some decorated houses, and be thankful that you don’t have their electric bill
If everything else fails, you can always get stone drunk on wild turkey, and you won’t even remember anything that happened on December 25th, 2006