Friday, December 23, 2016

My Worst Christmas Memory

I've never had a bad Christmas until that one in 95.

My mother, she's a doll I tell you, and she was wrapping singulary empty gift boxes. She was more like preparing them for display than having them summarize the holidays with new stuff on Christmas morning.

She had enough money for boxes, gift wrap, and tape, but not enough for actual presents. I was never a brat, but there was still some reasonable materialism in my person. Practice made it all the more refined. And with all my previous Christmases, I had more than my proper share of practice. My holiday spirit was this growingly greedy presence, more like an evolving summary of my abundant Christmases past. And it was that same nasty spirit, however improperly reasonable because it uses "upbringing" as an excuse, which played a big role in imprinting that memory with severe graphic detail.

I tell you, you don't forget things like that. It killed my expectations, made quick work of paralyzing my Christmas Spirit, and left me decidedly less convinced of a merry Christmas that year.

4 comments:

  1. Well..at least you had yours years ago.. i had mine just this year.

    Fuck, it sucked big time!

    Haay..i admit masyado akong mukang pera.. but i'd still choose friends pa din naman over cash noh! Ay syet. Di ko pala to blog.

    Wahahahahaha! Hope you had a good one this year.. momel dear!

    Magkarhyme sila..naaliw naman ako!

    Mwah! Mwah!

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  2. Wow! @ Devilish

    kuwento ka naman next time we see each other online!

    Merry Christmas!

    Muah!

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  3. so musta yung christmas mo this year...i bet walang empty boxes...

    sama ako sa chat nyo :-)

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  4. He hee @ Bry

    Well, something like that. Ha haa

    Of course! Here's my YM: greater_cynic

    Talk to you soon!

    Cheers!

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