As the cancerous stress of the holiday season draws to a close, I find myself sitting in my room enjoying the calm after the storm. After weeks of rushing and racing to find what you are looking for in rooms swimming with carnivorous consumers, I am solemn in the peace of my own company. I block the incessant battle sounds creeping from my brothers PS3 in the adjacent room, the whirring of synth guitars and pre-pubescent voices blaring from my sisters speakers and I just sit and relax.
I often find myself not pre-occupied with thoughts, but constantly occupied with them. They inherently cloud my judgment and reduce my attention span to that of a squirrel, so please excuse any wandering off of topic. However, at this time of year, I allow my thoughts to somehow slip away, slowly drift along the current of my brain as I reduce it's activity to a minute amount so that the only activities it carries out are those which are vital to my survival. These castaway thoughts are the very thing that allow me to relax. I forget about my school stresses and responsibilities. This is of course the time of rest, that's why it is so bitterly cold outside, to keep you in your sweats from dawn until dusk, relaxing. It was of course chestnuts you were meant to be roasting on an open fire, not the last drop of espresso to ensure a night of wired work.
So, my holiday message, or my holiday conclusion is simple. Don't worry, be happy.
Happy New Year - KH.