Saturday, December 26, 2015

Last WeWriWa of 2015!

It's Saturday night, which can mean only one thing: WeWriWa! This month, to celebrate the holidays, we will be reading excerpts from my short story, First Christmas. First Christmas is a follow up to Pianissimo. Darryl has finally returned home, and he and Corinne are celebrating their first Christmas as a civilian couple. Unbeknownst to Darryl, Corinne is still very fixated on the story of Agnes and Margaret, so we get to see how they celebrate Christmas as well. So, without further ado, let's WeWriWa!

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Background on the excerpt: We are reading Agnes' diary as she sums up Christmas, and the meaning of the holiday. Snippet in 10:

So many people struggle and try to find joy in their material possessions. For them, this purpose of this day is for them to acquire more things, and yet still feel empty inside. I am so fortunate to know better than that. It is wonderful to not be wrapped up in the intangible concepts of money and belongings. I should rather live in a full dairy barn with Margaret than to not have her but have an exorbitant amount of money and things. Holidays aren’t about things. They’re about people. The people we all know and love. The people in our lives whom we should celebrate. And I shall celebrate Margaret every day that I am alive.

Hope you liked it!
Happy reading, happy holidays, and have a happy and blessed new year!


Teresa Cypher said...

I agree with Agnes. I've often wondered if we own our possessions, or if our possessions own us. :-)

Veronica Scott said...

Lovely excerpt and summation of the deeper meanings of the holiday season, versus just acquiring more 'things'. Happy New Year to you!

Caitlin Stern said...

Happy holidays!

ED Martin said...

I love her take on the holidays and wish everyone could look at it in such a non-commercialized way.