seasonal, btw

I love the multi-layered irony of this cartoon. Both characters show some ambiguity around Christmas.

I was lucky in that respect. Some 25 years ago now, back in Germany temporarily, friends invited me for Christmas dinner – and I did not have the courage to say no. Previously, almost all my adult life I had been spending Christmas on my own and – never throughout the year felt so content in my aloneness.

But that year, I went to the friends’ house. All I remember was the constant bickering and arguing between husband and wife. I came away promising myself NEVER to do that to myself again.

And I have kept the promise.


~ by Barbara S on December 20, 2021.

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