What’s the Hurry?

What’s the Hurry?: A Rant About Rushing Things

I love the Christmas season; let’s get that straight, right up front. I love the buying and wrapping of gifts, the decorating of our fake little Charlie Brown tree and, the cookies — oh boy, do I love the cookies! Much to my family’s dismay, I even love the music.

Also, I’m a planner. Usually by now I’ve started a Christmas shopping list, and have begun to stockpile supplies for my annual fudge-mania. And I’ll admit I’ve already read at five Christmas romances this year.

But today, while eating lunch at Wendy’s, I was stunned to hear the tinny sounds of a Muzak version of “Good King Wenceslas” playing through the speakers at the restaurant.

Why was I surprised? It happens every year. Before the spooks and goblins of Halloween have a chance to fade, the world — or at least the stores — turn green and red for Christmas.

Last week, I stopped in at Aldi, and there were boxes of candy canes sandwiched between the bags of Halloween candy.

Um, do you think maybe we’re rushing things?  Just a little?

Could we just slow down and enjoy the moment we’re in? We only get it once, so perhaps we should just live it.

Well, that’s how I feel anyway. Clearly the rest of the world — or maybe it’s just the retail world — disagrees with me.

About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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2 Responses to What’s the Hurry?

  1. Sam Byrd says:

    I agree and so do the Buddhists: Be mindful of what is going on in the here and now.


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