mental. (re-post from 12/03/10)

    It is the Holiday Season.

    A time for family, and warmth, and usually a hearty helping of situational traditionalism involving exaggerated care for those we usually ignore, reciprocally-minded generosity towards those we usually keep out of mind, and disingenuous forgiveness for those we usually loathe.

    Self deception is never in season.

    If such courses of action are motivated in you solely by the shiny white lights strung across the old architecture in your town or city, some sappy, nostalgic TV spot, or any other consumption-fueled trickery, get over yourself.

    All the seasonal philanthropy in the world is no match for good old-fashioned sincerity throughout the year.

    “If you don’t live what you talk about, your mirror’s gonna find out…”