Christmas: Some Thoughts
“It was the Yuletide, that men call Christmas though they know in their hearts it is older than Bethlehem and Babylon, older than Memphis and mankind. It was the Yuletide..”
-The Festival, H.P Lovecraft
So it’s that time of the year again, the obligatory “Christmas” songs from the H.P Lovecraft Historical Society and Monty Python will be played, way to many times. Good food that you’ll eat to much of, gifts that you’ll love, gifts you’ll never use.
It’s also a time when you’re reminded how fragile we are. We’re bombarded with the Utopian image of how Christmas is supposed to be, a big family that gets along perfectly and gifts stacked up to the ceiling. But the truth is that for a lot of people, these holidays are more of a painful reminder of what they don’t have.
Even if I’m not a very big fan of these holidays, I do feel lucky of what I do have and the people around me.
So the point of this semi depressing post is that this is a time when a lot of people need help in any form it might be, anything from food and shelter to a shoulder to cry on and someone that takes the time to listen and try to help.
There are many ways that you can help but the first step is to acknowledge the need for help and support and do what feels right for you.
And to get into the right mood, here’s my two favorite HPLHS songs.