Soothing sound of Luther Vandross (Many times Listened and cried to.
Some time ago I had begun a series known as under oath where I would disclose lived experiences that have aided my formation and inculcated some of the values, ideologies and attitudes I now possess. In "Under Oath", I become vulnerable - exposed, hoping that my heart and passion would be understood and perhaps connect with someone else's reality.
So why another in the series when it is Christmas time?
Shouldn't I have wishlists and best gifts for this season kind of thing going on on this blog? Well, I try to stick to my purpose for beginning to blog - to inspire thought.
You see Christmas is not a happy time for everybody! Oh...before you roll your eyes and say here comes the prophet of doom, listen me out.
Growing up, my life was very unusual. We were not poor but mine was a dysfunctional family. I begun living on my own from age 13; still formative years. Consequently, much of my childhood was missed. Christmas time with Family was something I craved, envied, missed. Now, I am far from home and there is still that lingering sadness. I NEVER liked Christmas carols or Christmas. Or maybe it was the loneliness and aloneness in the midst of it all that I hated the most.
Perhaps, as you enjoy the festivities you may want to think about inviting a friend who may be spending it alone to sit with your family or take him or her a plate or simply call to tell someone, "MERRY CHRISTMAS"
Here Is my Wishlist for Christmas:
5. Bottle of Red Wine
4. A Good Book (Like Heaven by Naila Maharaj)
3. Issey Miyake Intense
2. Black Kenneth Cole Shoes
1. Company (nothing worse than spending Christmas alone)