Sunday, May 25, 2008

I need a little Christmas

Most years, I don't feel the need to get my Christmas "goose" until late July or August, but with a hectic schedule and priorities a-whack, I'm going to indulge in Christmas right now. Not the presents or all the hurly-burly, though I do enjoy both during December. No, not that part. Just my own personal Christmas Film Festival, cinnamon tea, and a frigid apartment caused not by snow outside, but by cranking up the a/c until the windows frost over. Brrrrrr!

Sometimes I need to be reminded of the big picture, the span of time. Lately, I've been buried too deep in the details of Now. That is a ponderous way to live. So I hereby raise my cuppa cinnamon tea, resolving to let Ebenezer Scrooge and George Bailey and Cindy Lou Who pull me out of the muck.

And once I've regained my vision, I shall take a walk over the Brooklyn bridge at sunset this evening, for perspective can be gained through other means besides Christmas classics. I do believe that all the silly fluff inside my head right now won't take up so much brain-space after that.

So I will celebrate Memorial Day by celebrating the Christmas spirit. For as Old Scrooge said, "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach."

Happy Memorial Day. Merry Christmas.


jomoore said...

Happy Holiday, Mary!

Em said...

May the spirit of Christmas brighten your day! I hope your off-season celebration is healing and refreshing.

Suburbia said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with 'fluff in my head'!!

Found you at Liz's. Hope you had a great day.

Winston said...

Do you have any big plans for New Year? I think it falls on Labor Day this year... Merry Christmas to you, Mary...

Liz said...

That is a great quote from Scrooge.

I read about your walk first: hope it cleared your head. It sounds as if it did.