We hope that you are enjoying these days leading into the holidays. Thats the intention of it all, we know, to enjoy, relax, share, and love it all- with loved ones. but Somehow odie and I always have mixed feelings right about now. Did we get the perfect gifts for everyone? Do we have the proper dress for the party? Its not really too short, is it? Well, Is it? Whatever! We are wearing it anyhow… more importantly, Did we find the proper party for that not too short dress? What about long lost friends and stray cats we no longer talk to? Should we send those texts and reopen old/new wounds? “Hi, Its the holidays” is a great reopening line that won’t raise eyebrows.. Will they write back? Who are they? Why are we asking about this in our blog? Does any of this matter in the grand scheme life? End scene.
The god janus, the one famously bearing two faces which peer at the future and the past simultaneously, (and notably the god by which we name our month january after) is our guide in this season. He faithfully reminds us humans that we can never close the door to yesteryear. We can never embrace a future properly without making proper homage to the past. Yet we must compel ourselves to carry on, move forward, forget what failed us/how we failed ourselves and vow to multiply/actively augment through pursuits those things which did work for us/make us better/wiser/stronger for the world.
Its all a bit stressful and emotionally important, isnt it? We know. So grab that eggnog or, if you’re after our own hearts, some fabulously delicious buttered spiced rum and sip/wash those cobwebs of mental clutter away while listening to carols and wearing your fave xmas sweater in front if that new fangled turn button gas fireplace. Marvel at the modern tech. Drink more. Explain that you got the sweater because it was cute, not because it was 10 dollars at a church raffle. Laugh at the “oh, i see”‘s that you get in response.
For now. There’s always next year to worry/enjoy succeed/fail* all over again and explain your unique fashion choices to those discerning gazes. *fail being a harsh word denoting the opposite of desired outcomes. We know there is no real fail. There just is no try! Did yoda say this?
O and om