Holiday Spirits

Merry Christmas to all of you! The day has finally arrived, as it always does.

What a relief. The consumerism that dominates the holiday landscape finally breaks its stranglehold, and there’s nothing left to do but to enjoy each other’s company and sip warm drinks as the sun sets on Christmas Day.

This year I spent some time in Washington, D.C.’s holiday market (9th & F NW), observing last-minute shoppers. The anxiety was palpable.

Why do we do this to ourselves?