Sundance Catalog in my mail box, kiddies! Get ready ’cause it’s “Holiday” time and R.R. has his Christmas-spiced hat on tight.
Oh. Yuletide is in again. Ornaments abound and ads now run ahead of Thanksgiving and may yet overtake Halloween. This was not the holidays of my youth and probably not yours. Wasn’t it just yesterday we……?
Oh well, I hope you can find some peace, inner or outer, and reflect on the blessings you have which so many may not have — grace and acceptance for any losses that may have occurred in this short year. Find something or someone that carries the warmth and spirit of the holidays, not a grab by the collar of the commercial hand.
And yet, the holidays still seem to be a time of giving, gifts and presents representing sentiments. I believe you’ll find something that conveys those sentiments here and wish you well.
If there’s one thing you can say about Robert Redford, it’s that this man knows how to get you in the mood to buy expensive clothing (and also how to construct sentences — “Yuletide is IN again”? Is Yuletide like an ocean tide? Anyway…) I know that when I open up a Holiday catalog to browse for the perfect gift for that special someone (or maybe just a treat for myself! I deserve it!) I like to be greeted with a healthy dose of bitterness for The Season Of Joy pared with a fun little rant against commercialism. UGH IS IT CHRISTMAS AGAIN ALREADY? CHRISTMAS IS THE WORST UNLIKE WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY AND IT WAS THE BEST NOW IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY AND CAPITALISM, ANYWAY I’M JUST GOING TO SIT IN MY LEATHER CHAIR WITH A MUG OF EGGNOG AND WATCH THE DYING EMBERS OF THE SPIRIT OF GIVING STRUGGLE TO BURN BENEATH THE DAMP LOGS OF COMMERCIALISM. I HOPE YOU CAN MANAGE TO DRAG YOURSELF THROUGH THIS SEASON WITH A MODICUM OF CONTENTMENT, THOUGH I DON’T REALLY SEE HOW IT COULD BE POSSIBLE. MAYBE BUYING A HAMMERED SILVER NECKLACE FOR $375 FROM MY CATALOG WOULD HELP? COULDN’T HURT.
Merry Christmas everybody!