This Holiday season took me by surprise. Not that it came so quick, not that it was full of unexepcted events, simply because for the first time i actually didn't feel the Christmas Spirit. I'll admit that I am in no way a fan of the Christmas Spirit, nor do I enjoy the Holiday season, but I've always been able to feel it.
I can smell it in the air, hear it on the highway, in the streets...and this year I couldn't. I noticed it immediately on the second week of November, then it continued and continued and continued; I even searched for it, but nothing came of it. I'm not saying I'm dying to find the Spirit, but I felt it's absence, and I think I missed it. I may not like it, but I missed hating it this year.
Christmas is here and as usual, working in retail means no vacation time to spend it with loved ones, so here I am: dressed to the nines, martini in hand, waiting for the Spirit to come and make me feel like I have something to look forward to- cringing.