Re: At this time of year I, once again, get to ask the question...
On being a curmudgeon:
Your poetry is appreciated, however, I refer to today as The Great Annual Christian Midwinter Greed Festival. It is a day when Christians everywhere teach their children the value of “getting”. I find this open and brazen religious hypocrisy annoying. I do not participate. I do no Christmas shopping.
To me, the sentiment “Bah humbug” is heartfelt.
I make only one gesture on this day and that is to make a donation of money to a local mission that feeds the hungry.
May the following year bring to you and yours a long series of delightful surprises.