Christmas and Time
There’s nothing you can do to stop Christmas. It doesn’t matter if the day doesn’t suit you, or if you are not ready for it: the twenty-fifth will come at its allotted time and become the twenty-sixth twenty-four hours later. There’s nothing you can do.
It’s a day like no other – but not in that respect – any day will come and go in its own good time.
When you are small, Christmas seems to take for ever to arrive. When you are grown, Christmas comes round faster and faster on some kind of exponential trajectory. Perhaps in a few years I’ll be living in a kind of perpetual advent.
Perhaps I already am.