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Letter to Santa

Santa Claus is comingGood evening, Nicky.

I heard the deer were in good form this year because Mrs. Claus has mastered the high-energy recipe for carrot soufflé I emailed her in the spring. My requests for this year should prove to be a load lightener, for which we will all be grateful.

This has been a busy year which included two relocations, one of which still has the house strewn with totes and space bags. Both moves reinforced a sad truth I knew for others despite its never having applied to me.

Out of sight, out of mind.”

See, I have always been one for whom absence made the heart grow fonder, not forgetful. What I would like to you bring is for those who have forgotten me. Simply pass them a thought of the laughter we shared. I still wish them happiness.

This year I faced an inordinately detailed plan to end my life. I knew then and still do it was borne of medicine I should have stuck to my guns in refusing to take. Would you mind sending a vote of confidence to everyone else so they will trust those instincts, the little voices which tell them they know more than someone who has only known them for 45 minutes? I got mine when I said “no more”.

Night Blooming Cereus

It waited until we left SC to bloom for the first time.

2014 was a year when I fell out of my practice of having flowers in the house all year. Even some of my flowering houseplants went on strike to echo my increasing black mood. On your way across the planet, take a moment to speak to a few of the native plants. Ask them to bloom in spite of all around them so everyone can appreciate the beauty of true beauty.

My children have faced adversity, prejudice, fear and stark reality. They have persevered well, even more so than I would have expected. If you can find a few days of peace in your bag, leave about a week’s worth on each of their doorsteps. All of them are versed in temperance and will use them sparingly.

Do me one huge favor, please. Do not let anyone know I asked you to bring these things to them. I would hate for them to think I was meddling by wishing for some extra good to come to them. My reputation is already too large to be plausible. I would rather have my desire for a better world be between us this year.

Stay safe and warm. I would leave a treat for you, but all my requests are for houses other than my own. Perhaps, we can have a spritzer in the spring after you have had your vaca.

Happy Christmas,

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  1. Glad you are still with us my friend – for ALL the right reasons!!! 🙂

    Love, hugs and a VERY Merry Christmas!

    Your friend always!

    Prenin.
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  2. Merry Christmas to you! All of what you are now has a purpose and you learned a lot from it.
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  3. Merry Christmas
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  4. Miss you and the children. Please give them a hug and kiss for me. Have a wonderful Christmas and less stress in the new year. <3
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  5. Glad you’re still here, Red. Merry Christmas and a better New Year in 2015: health, happiness and prosperity. <3

    I wish for harmony and an end to killing each other.
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  6. I certainly hope 2015 will be less dramatic and more peaceful for you. Life always throws us curves, whether we are prepared or not. Surviving them can be a major accomplishment.

    Merry Christmas, Red.

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    • Hear, hear! Happy Christmas to you and all the Wombies. May the new year be filled to brimming with wine gums. <3

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Red!
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  8. Red,

    As for your requests, will do…

    In 2015, I want MORE, and LESS, though of different things…. e.g., more travel, and less pain… that sort of thing… Nothing special…

    Have a very Merry Christmas… I hope the new cave works well for the cubs, and for Mama Bear as well…. and, may our mutual journey of discovery continue….

    gigoid, the dubious

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  9. May 2015 and beyond bring you more peace. Don’t forget that the fact that your children have perseverance is a tribute to you. Happy Christmas to you and your family!
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    • So very good to see you today, Frank. Aye, may 2015 be peacefully fabulous. I hope your holiday was filled with love. xxx

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  10. As always it is very good seeing you here my sweet and dear friend. Life really does ask a great deal of us, it throws us wobblers and hits us from all angles, often kicking us in the nether regions when we least deserve any of it but we always fight back, and that’s our way of doing things 🙂 No way are we giving in that’s for sure, besides we are both too nosy aren’t we? 😉

    I wonder what 2015 will bring us? No matter what it is we will take it on the chin and move forwards, because, well because that is what we do and we are bloody good at it 😉 lol

    Put another log on the fire my sweet friend, snuggle up and let’s have some hot chocolate together, I love a nice mug of that of an evening 😉

    Merry Christmas and a
    Happy New Year 2015 Red 🙂

    Love from Andro xxxx

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    • Just put a touch of coffee liqueur in the cocoa, so I am sure it is even better than before. 😉 A very happy 2015 to us all. Thank you for your support this year, my dark and dear friend. xxxx <3

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