Badassery Magazine December 2017 Issue 19 - Page 21

L adies and gentlebeings, I come to you with a confes- sion: Christmas is a very difficult time for me. I lost my adopted little sister Rain to a car accident on Christmas day, and the absence of my late-fi- ancée Raven (who was killed by a drunk driver a year and a half earlier) only makes the loneliness more pronounced. Despite this overlay of sadness, I still love Christmas. I love the feeling of joy and nostalgia it creates. I've always felt that the imagery of snowbound homes lit with bright lights, redolent of Christmas dinner and filled with happiness and, at least ostensi- bly, peace on earth, is a powerful thing. Perhaps you feel that this is nothing more than an idealized Norman Rockwell painting, a myth created by a million Christmas movies, BvW&PV"&W&W6VFFfRb&VƖfRॖRFFBFRƖF6V62FRf"G&frW"Ч6VbFF7G&7FbRw&RƖPVRRv7VBV6bFBFRFV7'rFR&6ЦW&6Ɨ6"b6&7F22b@vW&R6R6'BbWG6FRf&6R6VƖrfƷ2F&FW'BЦVB7F&W2ƖR&W2G'pFfBFRW&fV7BFVf"V6PR"VB'F7VFrf"&RF2V2ЦW76'"WfVf&RG&WG0B&V&W2F6F6gW"Ц6VfVB6V6Rb&ƖvF%vVfRFvWBFV4UDpf"6&7F2"6&7F2WfRvVFV6FVBBFF6WFrखb&R6vV6RגFV Br7VffW&r&VFW"pRF6&R6'BFR&W@R'F7V"6&7F27V@6RV'2v6&RBǐF&fFRFW&FRfWr`6&7F2vgBvfrW"֖RЦvRf'FRWfVrbFR#GFv0FRƗfr&vF&fVW"67FW"&BFV"&VG2VrVFRVvvr`RwfRWfW"BVFRVvrЦrRwfRBG'VǒƗfVB@6GFrvR6gB6&7F0W62VBFR&6w&VBFR66VRv2GƖ2ƖR6RЧFrWBbƖF7V6FW&Rv26rfƖr'W@WG6FRg&W6W"bvFPvFW"6FVBWfW'7W&f6Rऒv2&7FBגf<:Rw0&VBw2R7VFrFRƒЦFvFגWrf֖ǒF@Rv2WW&V6RF@fVBRƗFW&ǒFFV'2'W@FB7F'vfRFvBf"Bw0v֗76fRBFRFRv2v&r@d2B6VB&&Vǒff&@FvWBF&7FV6W72'W6&7F2vgG2FW7FR&V77W"Ц6W2g&&fVBW"67FW"fVBFVW6V6RbwVBF@v2V&RF&Fג'B"FRvgBvfrW7V6ǒ66PF2v2֖RB&fVw2f'7@6&7F2FvWFW"ऒfVB2bv2WGFrW"FvBFRfVVƖr7FVBvFP&vBWVFFRF&Vf&P7&FB7&VFfG֗V@vFƗGFRFW7W&FFBB7V'FRv6Rg&R&6֖VB6ƖvFǒBvVBFFRvFr&VFǒG&vFW&R'6WFr6R7GFV@F&VvFR6VW"7W'F2"FRV"6RWGFW&VB7&VBЧVW6ǒ%&fV6RW&R@BF2 WVB&fV&6Rg&W 6RBג6FRBfVBFFRvFrऒvF6VBגf<:R6&VgVǒגV'BW&rאFRG&V&R2Bw2R`F6VFV6V6R6W&6Ɨ62B2Чv2&VV'F6F'7'BआƖF2&V6R6W&6ЦVB&V6W6RvRFV6FRFBFW&RvR7VBFRF2& FFRƖFW&B6r#