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For the first time in my 53 years, I will be truly alone at Christmas. I have a roommate, but we won't be celebrating much. Perhaps a simple exchange of a gift or two. Until this year, there has always been family. This year, there will be none. I'm trying desparately not to fall into a depression about it. It is simply one more thing that I must adapt to and accept as fact. Life goes on, and so must I.
Mom bought it for me many years ago. It's very small - sits on a tabletop. I suppose, if I set it on the floor, the top branch would reach to my knee. I rarely put it up in the past. I was never here for Christmas, so I did some simple window decoration and that was about it. This year, I'll be in my own home. I decided to put it up. I bought some tiny glass ornaments and some 'wrapped gift' ornaments from a dollar store, and I found a silvery string of beaded garland with dangling silvery Christmas
Few mispronunciations annoy me more than 'acrost'. I cringe each time I hear it. I can handle 'chim-bly', 'Feb-you-ary' or even 'nuke-you-lar', but I can't handle 'a-crost'. The end.
Once upon a time in a galaxy not so far away, there was a planet upon which the inhabitants moved about in automobiles. When these automobiles became hungry, the inhabitants would stop at a building which would feed their machines. One such building was identified by a large 5-point star and the word 'Texaco'. Many helper inhabitants would swarm the automobile, pouring liquid into its belly, pumping air into its round feet, cleaning its eyeglasses, taking its temperature, and many other things in
A few years ago, as I was walking home at night, it was snowing a very light, gentle snow. There was nary a breeze and the snow simply fluttered down like tiny feathers being shaken from the clouds above. I stopped under a street lamp and looked up and I suddenly saw this huge globe of sparkling flakes surrounding me, and I felt that, at least for the moment, I was standing in the middle of my very own snow globe.