It's beginning to look a lot like fuck this. I love the holidays because I get to spend time with my family and friends, but I find the whole season a bit depressing. I think the premise of Christmas gets contrived into an overabundance of greed and selfishness.
Even the tradition of the Christmas tree seems so backwards (and hits way too close to home for me). These trees have spend years growing up, and once they hit their prime, are cut down from their natural environment to be the center of attention in a family's home. They adore, decorate, and celebrate around this tree until all the presents are opened and Christmas is over... The tree, which gave these families so much joy and happiness is left on the side of the street like a worthless piece of trash. For me it resembles my life in LA. You have a short window of time when everyone wants to work with you, until suddenly a new season comes along and there are prettier, taller, greener trees that become the demand. You can only put so much tinsel on a dried up tree before you too are tossed to the waste side. You then have to simply be thankful that you [at one point in time] were in that shining light, and not just a non picked tree in a Christmas tree farm and put in the chopper. You can be the biggest, brightest Christmas tree in all the land, and there are still Jewish people who don’t want you.
I never thought my life would turn into what it is today which makes me feel both proud and disappointed. It's about being the best version of yourself, finding new passions, and taking chances. You never know which way your life path will lead.
Do something heartfelt this Christmas and Donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
-And quit murdering Christmas Trees. Go green this holiday with an artificial tree!!
I may be a few needles short of a Christmas tree, but @luvgenstudio created a Christmas miracle.