Holiday Blues


A wife, of an old friend who had recently died, came into the business. I introduced myself. She vaguely remembered me. We began to talk about her late husband. She began to cry as we talked about him. She remembered my cousins and younger brothers. I spent 12 years of my life as a schoolmate. And after all these years of not seeing him, I missed him. It’s funny how that works. You would think that after a while it won’t make a difference. But it still does. From our birth, all memories and experiences are stored in our heart, whether we use them or not. They are at our beckon call. Some people can call them back faster than others. But once you do you have to deal with those memories. You would think that dealing with the future is hard enough. Then having to deal with the past, sometimes can be overwhelming. The holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is 2 days away. There will be plenty of food. And most of it I will eat and enjoy. The past seems to be reaching out to me. But I won’t let it stop me from enjoying myself. I am listening to the song, “Linus and Lucy” from a Charlie Brown Christmas. If you don’t remember the song, play it on U-tube. You will get a kick out of it. If only we could be a free as those children. Make some new memories this holiday, some good ones. And share it with your family. Happy Thanksgiving.

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