Thursday, 25 December 2008

Christmas morning...

tea almost ready, Crosby, Andy Williams, Julie Andrews, like close friends, are singing their hearts out...just a few hours ago it was classical Christmas music by Handel, Schubert, Verdi and Bizet sung by Renee Fleming. No one can smile and make you warm all over as Fleming. She glows and her voice penetrates the innermost part of your soul.
So, there is no shortage of earnest talent to put you into the mood. Still. Worrying news creeps into the morning, as various portals feel it is their duty to serve up at least a bit of reality, lest you get carried trying to resist reading anything impersonal. Get stuck in a blog by Instapundit. Travelers around the globe are cited. How this holiday the hotels, restaurants, exclusive resorts are all half full or less. No doubt, the loss for those making a living for these services the reality is painful or soon will be. But for the ones staying home this holiday may not be all that bad.Those staying away are at home. Count your blessings. If you could not get to spend for this Christmas get-away, count your blessings. If you are healthy and at home and not travelling, count your blessings. Shed a tear for those who are neither at home nor at a resort this Christmas.