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December 24, 2018
The day before Christmas. Back where we come from, we'd be having a sumptious dinner with the family, chattering and finishing the evening with a quick exchange of gifts. We don't open the gifts in front of the giver. It's rude, they say. But we rather like it this way, because we don't have to look at the disappointment on the faces, or pretend we like the gifts while wondering what we're going to do with more cheap towels and cookies. I wonder why we go through this ritual year after year without reflecting on the reason for the season.