Monday, December 24, 2007

How We Live

Today is Christmas Eve in the western nations.

I guess that chestnuts are roasting on an open fire.

Some of us are fortunate enough to live in splendid homes. Some of us live elsewhere. I know it seems terribly romantic to live in a hut, or a cave, or a tent, but I assure you: it is not all that comfortable when the wind is blowing 70 mph and the mercury is falling, and all you have to bestow a little warmth is some burning yak shit.

So, today, as difficult as it may be, do please try to pause for a moment and cast a beneficial thought to those who live alone, in the wide-open spaces. Choosing to do something is a whole lot different from having no choice.

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