… and since there was no internet service in my area for basically the whole day, I didn’t post it. Then when I went back and watched the video, it seemed so pointless that I deleted it.
I mean, why post an explanation of how no one on the resort had wi-fi and how sad I would’ve been to miss Skyping my family back home, when I know that hundreds of thousands of people back home didn’t even have power or heat for days … and some still don’t?
Why go on about how social-network-dependent I’ve become and how I’d find it difficult to imagine even contemplating a move to a different continent without things like Skype and Facebook to keep me connected, when hundreds of thousands of people in the United Arab Emirates are far away from their families too (one salon worker I was chatting with gets to go home and see her son once a year. He’s four years old) … and most are in far less luxurious circumstances than I am?
And what’s the point in wishing you health, happiness, peace, prosperity, and abundance of family and friends and food for Christmas or Kwanzaa or New Year’s or belated Hanukkah or anything else on a specific day? Frankly, I wish all of these things for every human on every day of every year, and when all is said and done, every day in the calendar should be just like every other day if you’ve got your priorities straight. Besides, what would be the best time? The stroke of midnight? In which time zone? Skyping my fam at Grandma’s house before their Christmas dinner (yes, we were able to connect – yay!) meant staying up until nearly 2am my time, and they were still starting the meal late and waiting for some people to arrive, lol.
So, while this may sound Grinchy to some, there will be no specific Happy Holidays post from me here. I may do a year-end wrap-up, but it depends how busy I am putting in work and putting out energy for 2014. =)
Much love, always … And from everywhere!!