christmas 2020 – the “duct tape” holiday.

This horrendous year is almost over. We’ve seen so much negativity and sadness this year, and there seems to be a level of exhaustion that our society has not seen for quite some time.

I know that Christmas still is the most wonderful day of the year for a lot of people. I used to feel this way, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s more about the real meaning of Christmas, much more so than the commercialization of the holiday. I enjoy seeing the happiness of others this time of year, but as I no longer have any of the traditions that I grew up with as a child, I just don’t get into the holiday spirit the way I used to.

That brings us to 2020 – a year in which COVID and social injustice were a part of all of our lives. Just this past weekend, I found out that five of my friends lost loved ones, with a few of these due to COVID. I have other friends who are seeing the impact of COVID on their families, as it’s impacted our abilities to be together during the holidays.

It must be the he holiday season in 2020. May this become a fashion accessory of the past in 2021.

I had a very good friend ask me today how I was feeling about the holiday, as they were struggling….I told them that I feel like it’s a “duct tape” holiday, as a lot of us are just trying to hold it together. Im thankful for a lot of things this year (including our new floofy bundle of joy), but my heart hurts for all of the negativity that we’re seeing around us each and every day.

I hope that there is peace on Earth, and that we get back to good will towards each other. That would be a tremendous holiday gift. That’s another reason why a “duct tape holiday” could be a good thing….because we all need to stick together going forward.

Happy Holidays, everyone….here’s to a much better 2021.

Published by ltrainlane

Musician, Customer Service Manager, Husband, Father, New York Giants fan, happy-go-lucky (sometimes clothing optional) free spirit....that pretty much sums it up.

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