LinuxPlanet: .comment: I Want One!
Dec 19, 2001, 13:46 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
"As we grow older, holidays change in one or more of
several ways. They get lost in the shuffle of daily life, or
they're lived vicariously through children and grandchildren,
nieces and nephews; they may give rise to wistful nostalgia of
bygone days that weren't, usually, as delightful as we now remember
them having been; perhaps they become nothing more than another
troubling reminder of the passage of time, the way Hayley Mills
turned into an old woman when you weren't looking.
A good cure, albeit temporary, is brief indulgence in
acquisitive fantasy, the creation of a Christmas list of things
that won't be under the tree December 25 but that are fun to think