Many, if not most of you who will read this, know me and this story. What you might not know is how doing this has made me see the Holiday season a little differently, with a brighter light.
Last year I wrote this entry right before Christmas. I performed a revised version of the play that is posted at the end of that entry in a workshop this past summer - you can see it here (it starts at roughly 9:15 in. also, I'm not mic'ed so make sure you turn it up.) You should watch the play right after that too because I wrote that as well and it's GOOD. it DAMN GOOD :)
ok, enough exploiting myself.
wait, this is my blog. I can do whatever the hell I want here.
Ok, did you read it? Are you all caught up now? Good.
I have only seen my Mom once since she has moved back out there since she can not leave my Grandma alone for an extended length of time and due to my a number of things (my job, lack of money, everything else in my life) I have not been able to go out to see them. I do spend time with my Dad (I live in Brooklyn, NY & he lives in Westchester County, NY so it's close enough that we can visit) during the holidays and I still talk to my Mom frequently but it's not the same. I miss her.
This year, I decided to give my Mom & Grandma the best Christmas present (and most expensive gift I've ever bought) I could think of - me. I bought a round trip plane ticket to go see them in February (flights are really expensive during the holidays & I wouldn't have been able to spend as much time with them if I went now.) I wish it was going to be a surprise but I, couldn't keep it a secret from them - plus, I need someone to pick me up from the airport :) They are so excited & even though I won't see them during the actual holidays, we will make those few days in February Christmas again.
Linus was right: Happiness, Joy & giving to others is what Christmas is all about.
I think it is safe to say that at the age of 30, I may have finally grown up.