Of course there are some others who are just idiots no matter what the season, but there is no help for the delusional unless they want it.
What am I talking about? Why the people who presume they still matter. The ones who were embroiled in some super scandals in their day who think because some will now speak to them again that they matter.
They don't. It might be Christian to think they also deserve the blessings of the season too, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, shall we?
Then of course there are the people who have gone out of their way to hurt others during the course of the year - where do they sit at Christmas? What does Christmas mean to them? What will Christmas mean for them?
My comment is truthfully, Christmas on the Main Line used to mean a little more - as in you used to find it a little more O. Henry and a little less Henry Bendel or Neimans.
Christmas on the Main Line even in this economy is more about the excess then the actual meaning. Christmas to me is all abut friends and family and the simple gifts. Considering how much of the Main Line I think is broke and just putting on a front - you know like during the Great Depression - maybe simple is better.
Other then that I can't decide how I feel, other then tired and a bit jaded and am glad 2010 is almost finished. I will be looking forward to the promise of the new year and 2011.
The floor is now open. And one last thing? Here to remind you of what love and the season should mean, here is O.Henry's The Gift of the Magi (click on this to read)
The magi, as you know, were wise men--wonderfully wise men--who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.