Dad: Yeah, honey?
Natalie: Aunt BJ said Grandpa told her he’s been talking to angels. You know, at the home…
Dad: He has dementia, honey. He’s not in his right mind anymore. Speaking of which, he’s back in the hospital, I may be flying to Vegas tonight.
I call bullshit on this Christmas. Tim Burton, where you at? This Christmas would be the most un-Christmas-like Christmas I’ve ever lived through, if I had not had a nervous breakdown Christmas 09.’ That Christmas wins.
There’s a pall over Christmas this year that affects us all. What happened in Connecticut stays with me. My Grandpa broke his hip in October, he went back to the hospital tonight. If you break your hip in your senior years, you’ve got about a year. In sum, my Grandpa is dying.
Also, you probably should book a trip to the Taj Majal, get a lazy susan loaded with all the drugs you’ve never tried, or call that one person and tell them how you really feel, because on Friday, the Apocalypse (not Santa) is coming to town. I sound like the Grinch right now, but on the contrary. I propose we do as the Whos do. I propose we do what they did when their Christmas crumbled at the hands of the Grinch. I propose we band together and connect with one another. That we try to put as much good back into world as that person in Connecticut took out.
My sisters are coming home and they have no idea what’s coming. I bought three Christmas-related costumes in anticipation of a group surf sesh last month. But we’ve had some crappy surfing weather, and all my surfing santas and reindeers are now busy with their holidays. The silver lining? There are three Holtz girls and three costumes. An elf, reindeer and Santa dancing on a street corner with IPODs in? I think so.
Here’s what I propose:
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How great would it be, if all 60 visitors to this blog, did one of the above things? Part of the reason I write these things is because I want to live in a better world. Even if it’s just a little bit better. It’s Christmas. Christmas is about love and joy, right? We need a lot more of those two things, no doubt about it.