Friday, December 24, 2010

Somehow it is already Christmas time. Staying home instead of traveling makes the whole holiday season feel sort of distant. It's relaxing, sure, but that also feels kind of weird--Christmas isn't about being relaxed, really.

I think we're going to go to midnight mass tonight. I've never been to a Christmas Eve service, since I wasn't raised religious, but I do enjoy tradition and the feeling of being surrounded by people all believing in the same thing. Tomorrow I'll get up early and call my family before I go to serve lunch at the shelter, and then I'll watch cheesy movies with friends until it's time to go to the bar. I don't really have any Christmas traditions of my own, so this will all do fine for me. It will be quiet and friendly and slow.

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