The holidays are usually a time of joy for families (in between the glee and groans over gifts and the horrors of shopping malls).
For me, Christmas has not been the same since I spent it homeless when I was ten. It died completely last year, when my grandfather passed away from cancer. It was a holiday I associated with his booming laugh and warm spirit. I didn’t even bother to celebrate last year. This year’s not much different; I’m working 26 hours in two days this weekend, cashing in on the stat pay and allowing those with happy plans to enjoy their time.
But it doesn’t mean I don’t want to try and feel happy, or spend some time with loved ones. Circumstances are keeping us apart this week, so what better way to get by than with good music?
Day 104: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2