I’m trying hard to get into the holiday spirit. I truly am. But the world is making it difficult to feel joyful these days. Shameless politicians spewing hate and intolerance and ignorance. People killing other people for sport. Heartbreaking refugee crises. Climate change. The continued assault against women’s reproductive rights and sensible gun control legislation. Racism and all the other -isms that have festered just below the surface for so long but are now oozing out in the open, no thanks to those damn politicians whose words and deeds are making such -isms an acceptable part of everyday discourse.
Happy 2013. We’re tired already. Chloe and her friend didn’t go to sleep until about 3 AM. They kindly awoke me from my deep slumber when one of them fell off the bed. Needless to say, I struggled to fall asleep again – as is always the case now that I’m old.