Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tis the Season

My annual December thought process. Single, Jewish, socially awkward, and live alone, no family close by. But that’s okay, I know it’s temporary. Life gets happier after the holiday season. No more Christmas cheer. No more questions about family, presents, and am I ready. No more bells ringing at the supermarket. No more Christmas music on the radio. No more New Year’s Eve fireworks, No more being odd man out amidst friends who mean well but will never understand. On January 2, equilibrium returns. ‘Tis the season.

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the season to pretend you’re jolly,
Be sure to hide the melancholy.
If you’re not a Christmas person,
this time of year can be tough
If you live alone and have no family nearby,
it can be difficult to stay upbeat.
There’s only so many questions about Christmas shopping
and trees
that I can take.
Yes, I bought presents.
No I don’t have a tree but I have my menorah.
And no matter how mentally prepared I think I am each December,
It still gets me down.
‘Tis the season to stop assuming that everyone celebrates Christmas
and to be more understanding in your greetings.
How about leaving out the questions and sticking with the message
Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year,
Peace on earth.
Not everyone has glitter, family and parties.
But everyone wants peace
and good will.
‘Tis the season,
Joy to you in your world
I hope you find peace within,
Receive and give good will,
and find companionship,
If you want it.
‘Tis the season for assumptions
‘Tis the season for acceptance
‘Tis the season for caring and giving.
Let us say,