Christmas alone is not for the faint-hearted.
There’s music and laughter all around….. Parties every night…..TV specials on every cable station…. Everything reminds everyone that this is a time for togetherness and love. The shopping malls and other entertainment spots don’t make it any better. It just makes one realize what you don’t have, be it friends, family or even material needs - at a time when you see that everyone around you seem to have it all. Or so you think.
It’s been nine months, and 28 days since that fateful evening when I left a sham of a marriage that I tried too hard to keep for almost eleven years. It happened in a surreal moment and with finality, a baggage was released. Like a bird trapped, the cage door opened and like an eagle I flew.