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It's weird, really.

My family is having the best year in a while. Kidlet has overcome a lot and is thriving. Hubby and I, having met on DK in 2008, were engaged on St. Valentine's Day; he relocated cross-country and we were married in July. Six weeks after beginning his job search he was employed, at a decent pay. We may not quite qualify as middle-class, but we have enough.

And yet...our joy this Christmas feels, I guess awkward is the word I'm looking for.

So many are hungry, and sick; lacking a roof overhead; unemployed, battling to hold onto the barest vestiges of their dreams; mourning those they've lost to climate change disasters and wars, or to disease. And there's so little I can do.

This Christmas, my place of comfort feels awkward.

From 1971:

How little things change. This one goes back 44 years:

And a very 80's Christmas:

Originally posted to iriti on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 03:55 PM PST.

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