I've been thinking about what Christmas means the past few hours. Brother Mondo has become so stressed about the whole unpleasantness that brought him to my house that he was having chest pain last Friday. He's okay, but he has been in the hospital under observation and having tests run. We were planning a gift exchange etc this morning, but alas that is not meant to be. So, you are wondering what my musings and ruminations on Christmas are? Simple answer, Christmas is not about the gifts, it is about the relationships with others we have. Those bonds of family & friendship, of love and kindness. Will I have a good Christmas? Not in the traditional sense no. I've gotten a great gift this year. I've gotten to know my brother as a fully formed adult. This has been one of the best gifts I've gotten in long, long time. So instead of material things I will visit with Brother Mondo for a bit, go to my gym, return to the house and fix my dinner. All the while I will be thinking of this great gift I've been given, about all my friends here and in the analog world. I will be thinking about how much love I've got for Brother Mondo and all of my other dear wonderful friends.
Merry Christmas everybody!