09 December 2010

December: Nights Growing

The days are getting shorter and colder.  But my work days seem to be getting longer.  Perhaps that's just as well, for now.  At this time of year, I start to feel some of the grief I seem to feel when the holidays draw near.  That has to do with the deaths I have experienced in December:  Uncle Sonny, Kevin, Cori and Adam.  And the terrible thing about them is that they were all unexpected yet inevitable.

Don't get me wrong: I can have a lot of fun at holiday time, mainly because a few years ago, I decided that I would.  But one of the reasons why I made up my mind to enjoy it was that this time of year could be, and has been, hard for me.