|Steve and Jan, 1996? by Crystal J. Sincoff|
Yeah...It's that time of year and, that's on every one minds ain't it?
I can see it in every body's face....BUT, there's more I can see this year....they're a little too quiet, their smile a little too forced.
'What are they gonna do this time?'....all the children are excited, jumping up and down with glee...watching for Santa to come down that chimney and all....they're expecting, ...expecting....'ah'.... all types of goodies, presents and stuff. Just where is it all coming from....'ah'...Santa or something?...SMILE!
I heard that it's a real blessing,..'to see life the way it really is...not the way we wish it was'.
Times are difficult, food, utilities and rents especially high with wages just not keeping up with demands of everyday life. it's especially difficult on young families with wide-eyed expecting children, who have been taught they haveta keep up with little Tommy and Mary next door.
I see more and more folks living in R.V.s, 5th Wheels and Travel Trailers...and it looks like giving up on ever owning their very own 'dream home'.
Another thing,.....have you seen the increase, availability [spell?] and acceptability of street drugs? I mean, really hard street drugs....like heroin! for example. I believe many use that stuff, just to handle just what is happening with wages and their expectations above.
Someone who sings 'bout real life and hardships, and not sugar coating it a bit, is TOM WAIT. An American singer-song writer, composer and actor...[WIKIPEDIA]. His voice has been descibed as...' "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car".
This morning, I found a 'Chrismas Carol' by him that spoke of all of these things... 'ah'...kinda, well anyway it reminded me of them..and my concerns about manifesting of our dreams in life...not, just pretending, closing our eyes and getting another mortgage or something. Jan
I 'm posting Tom Wait's Christmas tune and video below...AND, 'Merry Christmas'.
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