Post by The Lurker In The Shadows on Dec 25, 2007 0:17:08 GMT
Christmas time is what we all see as a time for friends, for family, for being with loved ones...
For some, it isn't so easy. For some, who have lost someone, who have had a relationship fail, who have found that life is sometimes not what we expect, let's spare a thought.
Things often don't work out the way we planned, expected or hoped. That is not to say that what we have striven for is a failure. Even if you feel like you have been striking your head against a brick wall, sometimes, even though that wall hasn't tumbled, you haven't been striking in vean.
I know this forum is full of good hearted people, of all faiths, creeds, nationalities, colours, whatever so called denominations anyone wishes to make. I know this forum is full of good people. All I ask is that you all have a wonderful time. That you tell the people you love that you love them, that you enjoy the friendship and the kinship that Christmas seems to bring out in all of us that we should maybe, sometimes, share all year round. But, I would also ask, if you think someone you know is maybe not having such a good time, is not so happy, please just give them a call, a shout, a hug. Sometimes that's all it takes. Someone saying, "Hello, how are you?" A voice and a friend.
If you are alone this Christmas, please believe, you are not the only one and you are not as alone as you think. Please pick up a phone, find a voice, there will be someone, be it a friend who you haven';t spoken to in years or be it the Samaritans or be it typing some words onto a forum about daft old horror books that we all love. No one deserves to be alone and no one should be alone.
I apologise for sermonising but please all just take time to think.
My love and best wishes to all, D
There is the touch on the shoulder that comes when you are walking quickly homewards in the dark hours, full of anticipation of the warm room and bright fire, and when you pull up, startled, what face or no-face do you see?
Thank you so much for posting this, Dan. I was sitting up late having my first Christmas drinks when I saw it and immediately rattled off some long, turgid attempt at a response. Looking at it now, I'm glad I thought better of posting it because everything that needs to be said is in your message.
Happy Christmas to you, Dan - and to you, Steve, (I was touched when you expressed similar sentiments on your first MySpace blog) and all the people who post on or read this board.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty. - Christine Campbell Thomson
Well, I did have an invitation from friends, this Christmas, but being socially phobic, I stayed at home with the cat and watched old horror films and detective movies. It's been totally self-indulgent, and I have to admit it was great!
This will definitely be the shape of Christmases to come!
"What are you going to do now, Quatermass?"[br][br]"Start again."