I thought of "December without kitsch" from the Nativity kitsch thread, but perhaps getting through it might be consensual?
I hate Christmas, but it has nothing to do with aversion to anyone's religious or spiritual beliefs. It is the Church of Mammon I abhor. Trying to find a peaceful, happy place, inviting friends for a few good suppers, seeing a few films, without glitz.
Today we had an unusually lovely light, and of course, no snow yet. This is another quandary: it is such a relief, and yet so worrying. I am thrilled to be able to walk in good strides without terror of falling, and even sometimes still ride my bicycle.
But the warming does have dire consequences for others, not just around the world but directly to our north.