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If you are alone this Christmas....

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posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 10:47 PM
I'll be pretty alone for Christmas, aside from visiting a few family members and meeting up with a new friend. Just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I love Christmas and really do wish I could celebrate it the way I use to growing up. It's pretty depressing now, but hopefully I can meet/talk to a few people who'll also be a bit bored tomorrow...or well within 13 minutes (I'm on the East Coast).

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 10:54 PM
Happily alone, just another day for me, except with a brand new episode of Doctor Who

Nice thread by the way. Happy holidays if you do celebrate it.

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:06 PM
I'm not alone, I have a bottle of Samuel Adams with me; barrel room collection, New World. Pretty good stuff.

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:17 PM
Peace On Earth
Larry Maurice

Snow blows through the little crack in the line shack window
Like a snake
It hisses, spits and slips
Grains of cold diamond sand on the shelf
It piles, melts, puddles and drips

Mostly it's warm and dry inside
You've chinked the holes, patched the rugged door
The stove draws good and there's dry pinion wood
Both dogs are curled up on the floor

There's coffee simmering and the smell fills the room
Along with hot sourdough biskets and "Dinty Moore" stew
It's Christmas Eve and you still believe
This is what "Peace on Earth " means to you

Lamplight and firelight and Owen Wister's "The Virginian"
For the ninth (and you swear the last) time
No one to talk to but memories and shadows
But somehow, you like it just fine

You're not anti-social but at times like these
Conversation can sure get in the way
There's a big difference between alone and lonely
Maybe that's why most who try it, don't stay

The boss will be down at the end of the week
Maybe sooner, if his wife gets to fussin'
He's let you work it out for the last nine seasons
(For all your own reasons)
'til it's not hardly worth the discussin'

He knows you like spending Christmas alone
He never would press you for the why?
But it makes it easier on the married guys
So he just leaves you here to get by

You suspect (just maybe) he's figured it out
You're here because that's the way you want it to be
That you just might know how to keep a couple of cows
from freezing to death
And it's your way of thinking you're free

The cows are on the hay piles built from fall's hard work
The creek's runnin' strong and hard, like a plow
They'll hide in the quakes 'til this blizzard breaks
You've done all you can do, for now

The horses are safe in the lee canyon corral
Good hay and grain in the box, plenty of dry straw
You know that this small time of the peace is the off-side of the beast
that you fight again and again
to a win a lose or a draw

Been on your own since you were a pup
Never askin' never takin' more than you're rightful due
In all that has passed and in the questions you've asked
something else became part of you

You could always feel it
In the bite of the winter wind
In the sweet sweat of a hot desert day
In the blood pounding heart of a good working horse
It would touch you and never go to far away

You see it in the fold of the mountains
Where the shadows give up to granite gray
In the flash of light on a summer storm's night
In a Buckskin a Roan or a Bay

You smell it in the campfire smoke
In prairie grass after a rain
In the wild roses' blush, the yellow rabbit brush
In comes and rides off again

It moves with the seasons, it comes and it goes
It lives in every saddle, old or new
It haunts feed lot lanes and star lit plains
It's always there and it comforts you

You hear it in an old coyote's wail
In the bawlin' of a new born calf
In the meter of the pines and the cedars' soft rhymes
In the cry of a mother's laugh

You taste it in the sweet milk of spring
In the dust of memories that don't last
In the nothing times of empty rhymes
And in all of this
The past is only the past

In all these things you find your
personal peace
They comfort you and ease your mind
They let you know that wherever you go
Peace is never that hard to find

In this there is no lonely
It's all just part of the show
And the more that you see, the more you agree
There's less that you need to know

So here it is Christmas Eve
And you're once again glad of the trail that you took
By choice, not chance, you have this special time
To check your personal "Tally Book"

Tomorrow you'll be back to the life, hard at it in the drifts and blow
Tonight it's time to respect and remember
All the good things that this time of peace brings
They warm you and calm you, like a slow burning ember

You'll give a little thanks for the special gifts
That have kept you tied to this life and to this land
Allow yourself this precious gift of peace
(Try not to forget)
how that was the original plan

Here in this quiet line shack
With that darn little drip
Not alone
But with all that you have come to understand
"Merry Christmas"
is what you carry in your heart
"Peace on Earth"
was the real plan

That peace has to come from you
It is here that the seed must be sown
"Peace on Earth"
"Good will to men"
starts with one man

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:21 PM
Thank you for restoring my faith in ATS.

I forgot there were nice people here who cared about one another.

You are a good human being.

Thanks for being who you are.

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:27 PM
Sorry NightStar, you got any kids?
Anyway Merry Christmas! And have a good one!

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:37 PM
reply to post by MRuss

Every time I feel that I have lost my faith in people someone does something that restores that faith. I am on a short break from touring and am lucky to be home with My Girl. I have done some very long tours in the past and I know what it is to be lonely.

It is a terrible feeling. It is something that effects a person to their very core. In my case...I was never alone but lonely none the less. After a while being on stage as well as performing another job while away in another country gets to even those who have Massive Egos.

I want to say to anyone out there who is not make the mistake of waiting for something to happen that you hope will break this loneliness. You must do something constructive with yourself to allow you to meet other people. This does not mean going to a Club.

Perhaps you might want to take up a hobby such as Cross Country Skiing as I did or Scuba Diving which I have done for years and have made many friends in the process. My point is that if you are sitting home depressed just waiting for something to will be waiting a long time.

There is someone for everyone out there so don't settle. Just try to be the best person you can be and this will attract the best person for you.

Split Infinity

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:39 PM
It's been a hard year.

My cousin committed suicide this year in August--just 33 years old. And my other cousin died this year at 52. My dad died a few years ago---a really great, special guy.

I have the sort of marriage that makes me feel as if I am alone--when I'm technically not.

My kids are all off doing their own thing these days.

And families always live so far apart these days.

It's a weird christmas for a lot of peope....

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:43 PM
This day has deep spiritual meaning for me so I enjoyed going to church with a few loved ones, so I'm not alone but my immediate family eats and goes to sleep so I'm alone for tonight.

The nostalgia gets to me. Songs played, lights everywhere, memories of good times and good people no longer with me. Feeling both grateful and melancholy at the same time.

I planned on having a much coveted 1952 version of A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim but it won't arrive until after New Year's so I'm hanging out here for some Christmas cheer. Merry Christmas to all of you.

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:46 PM
I wish you a very Merry Christmas. I spend every other Christmas alone. Not by choice. But I hope after this year to spending every year after with my son. He's grown into a fine young man now. And to him, I wish the very best of Christmas wishes.

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:47 PM
reply to post by MRuss

I apologize if this question is too personal but have you ever tried talking to your spouse about how you feel? If it was me I would not want to stay in a relationship that made me feel as you have stated you feel.

Split Infinity

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:55 PM
What a beautiful sentiment! Happy Holidays to everyone, everywhere no matter the circumstances - after all there are many people on this earth and none of us are truly alone, even if it may feel that way.

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:56 PM
Yup im alone for xmas, doing my job.
Im alone every xmas and every days of the year.
And im alone, with no family and no friends.

im alone since so long i dont even remember what human contact is.

Yup,im alone.

posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 11:57 PM
Peace. Love. Happiness. Never stop searching. Be true to yourself and you are never alone.

posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 12:04 AM

for those who will..

And God Bless either way!

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posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 12:06 AM
Happy Holidays to all. Nef! A big kissy to you.

posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 12:08 AM

Originally posted by AnonyWarp
Yup im alone for xmas, doing my job.
Im alone every xmas and every days of the year.
And im alone, with no family and no friends.

im alone since so long i dont even remember what human contact is.

Yup,im alone.

Ever anything I can do dont hesitate to msg. And if you ever make it to okc you will have a friend

I can sympathize. •hug•

Eta this goes for everyone reading this thread .if you ever get to Oklahoma you have a friend. I don't have much but ill do what I can.
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posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 12:13 AM
reply to post by neformore

Hi Nef,

It is currently 0703 GMT (1403LT) Christmas day here onboard my vessel in Dampier, Western Australia. I have missed out on spending the day with my 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son, as well as my better half.

These are the sort of sacrifices one makes as a seafarer but this year was especially important - not for me but for my counterpart whom was meant to be here in my place.

This will be his last Christmas with his young family - ever.

Cancer does not discriminate. I am weeping as I write these words, he is one of my best mates.

I have spent the last hour on Skype with my family and have also just spoken with him.

Dedicated to Bill are a true champion and the most respected Captain on the Australian Coast my friend.

posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 12:15 AM
I knew a year ago I was going to be alone for the holidays this year. Thanksgiving happened and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Now Christmas is upon us and I'm enjoying this too. No more sitting around with the "good ole boys" inlaws watching them suck down the beer having absolutely nothing in common with them. No more expensive gifts that she took "oh so for granted" for my soon to be ex-wife. No turkey tomorrow, no big ole backed ham. Think I fry me up some of that thick balogna, have me a fried balogna sandwich. Maybe even some Buffalo wings. Don't know yet. I know, I'll shoot some youtube videos. Teach the world how to be healthy. Yeah, that sounds good.

posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 12:22 AM
I will be alone this xmas but I can honestly say what's the big deal? I think of xmas as a cosy construct of the mind, a place of fantasy where we go to imagine the kindness of our fellow men bestowing gifts upon each other and showing humanity for those less fortunate etc. In essence, for a short time at least, wanting to participate in this dream that we all have something in common that binds us together in a spiritual way (cue sound of stylus scratching the record)

On the 23rd I went out to Asda to do some food shopping. After getting into my car with my shopping to drive home it took about 45 mins just to get out of the car park. People were screaming at each other during the chaos and it was plain to see just what is wrong with my unrealistic view of humanity. We are all hopelessly selfish and uncaring toward one another when the chips are down, we struggle to retain any semblance of decency and dignity.

So why feel sad that you are alone this xmas? think of it as a blessing and a day off from the pretentious sentiment that we all feel we have to participate in. After xmas we will all return to the greedy grabbing self interested species that we were before all the fuss of xmas.

Now if we really were a kind, caring, compassionate species then I really would feel sad about missing the company of my fellow man during this time but 'come on' think about it, what is there to be sad about?

I have all the food and treats I can eat, all I need are a couple of xmassy movies to indulge my cosy xmas fantasy. And the time spent doing this is bliss. Time away from the madness (and sadness) that we are becoming.

Merry xmas to you all and my advice to you is spend xmas doing what you want to do, not what everybody expects you to do

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