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Holidays are a tough time for some

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by We Never Know, Nov 23, 2022 at 9:58 PM.

  1. We Never Know

    We Never Know No Slack

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    Holidays are a tough time for some.
    Too many things we take for granted without a seconds thought about it.
    Some don't have family to spend time with or might not have the idea situations for the holidays.

    May everyone find some peace and joy during the holidays.

    "Spend all your time waiting
    For that second chance,
    For a break that would make it okay.

    There's always some reason
    To feel not good enough,
    And it's hard, at the end of the day.

    I need some distraction,
    Oh, beautiful release.
    Memories seep from my veins.

    And maybe empty,
    Oh, and weightless, and maybe
    I'll find some peace tonight.

    In the arms of the angel,
    Fly away from here,
    From this dark, cold hotel room,
    And the endlessness that you fear.
    You are pulled from the wreckage,
    Of your silent reverie.
    You're in the arms of the angel,
    May you find some comfort here.

    So tired of the straight line,
    And everywhere you turn,
    There's vultures and thieves at your back.

    The storm keeps on twisting.
    Keep on building the lies
    That you make up for all that you lack.

    It don't make no difference,
    Escape one last time.
    It's easier to believe in this sweet madness,
    Oh, this glorious sadness,
    That brings me to my knees.

    In the arms of the angel,
    Fly away from here,
    From this dark, cold hotel room,
    And the endlessness that you fear.
    You are pulled from the wreckage,
    Of your silent reverie.
    You're in the arms of the angel,
    May you find some comfort here.

    You're in the arms of the angel,
    May you find some comfort here."

     
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  2. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Veteran Member

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    As I said on another thread, I don't think people should 'assume' that everyone has a family to spend the holidays with.
    I have no family left and now that my late husband is gone I will be all alone for the first time in 37 years.
    I'd rather be dead than alive, but I will deal with it somehow, just me and the cats, and at least I have the good people on this forum.
     
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  3. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    There are also people paid so insufficiently they can't afford holidays too.
     
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  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    We cannot go. We have to bring our grandson home after school when his father and mother have gone for their jobs. During holidays, my son and family will go, but we will be stuck with the house. (We can't leave the house unattended for days in Delhi).
     
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  5. Alien826

    Alien826 Older than dirt

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    A kind thought, but please, before asking people to join you for a Holiday gathering, consider if they want to be included.

    A few years ago, my significant other was away for Christmas. I can't now remember why. Some dear friends decided that I shouldn't be alone at Christmas (how horrible!) and invited me to join them and their family. I was torn between telling them that I hated Christmas and had been looking forward to not having to participate in it, and attending anyway so I didn't offend them by refusing. Stupidly, I agreed to go, and sadly gave up the quiet Christmas free day (no Christmas programs on TV, no Jingle Bells) I had been planning.

    It was a cold day and the roads were icy. On the way to their house, despite my careful driving, I hit a patch of ice and slid into the back of another car at a traffic light, resulting in damage that came close to writing off my car. It remained drive-able, and I continued on to the gathering, thus suffering a nasty accident (no injuries, thankfully), enduring the Christmas gathering, missing out on my quiet day, and all the inconvenience of getting the car fixed. All because I didn't have the courage to be honest with my friends.
     
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    Sgt. Pepper RF's resident Beatlemaniac. ☮ and ❤

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    I'm sending a long distance hug to you, my friend. My inbox is always open if you need to talk.
     
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  7. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Veteran Member

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    Yes, I always know you are there to talk to and that is very reassuring. :)
     
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