’tis the season for no reason

It’s December 24th here

and I am having trouble believing in tomorrow.

As I sift through the hundreds of seasonal greetings that flood my Facebook and Twitter feeds, I cannot help but wonder when exactly the value of this holiday ceased to exist for me.  I understand the heart of “Christmas”.  There’s something about the practice that rubs me wrong.

Perhaps it’s the emphasis placed on material things – gifts, food, “stuff”.  There’s something really sick about equating love with objects.  Pardon me, though.  I am not above receiving presents!  I could just very easily do without them.  I think the presence of all the Things just reminds me of what is missing; rather than filling a void, the Stuff makes it more abysmal.

What a shame.

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