Monday, December 15
Let's talk about Christmas
However, this week, I was surprised. Out of the dozen or so of us in attendance, only about three of us really liked Christmas. Our writing assignment was about gifts, and a few didn't bother because they disliked the season to the extent they didn't want to write about gifts. A couple of the stories people read were so sad I was almost in tears.
It was a long meeting, filled with much conversation. They all loved it. I felt vaguely unsatisfied, because I do love Christmas. I think it's a happy time, a time to do good unto others (I shouldn't need a calendar reminder, but I do), a social and spiritual time. It is the only time of the year I long for the "good old days," but even then it's in a happy way.
I know, I do, that it's not this way for everyone. It's a rough time to be alone. It's different for non-Christians. Depression often rears its ugly head in huge proportions during this time. But the meeting made me wonder, and once again I'm asking questions. Everyone can answer, but I would really like to hear what other writers have to say.
Do you love Christmas? Hate it? Feel indifferent? Are you annoyed by Christians (like me) or by non-Christians (I often am--and hurt because they make fun of my beliefs at a time that is so precious in my faith)? Do you turn off the Christmas music or listen to it from October to January? How does Christmas affect your writing?
Thanks for coming by--and for the answers! Have a great day.