Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Dear Friends, a seasonal apology

There are a number of blogging friends and Friends I feel I have neglected for a while. I must admit, as Thanksgiving approaches, and Christmas, I feel a growing sense sadness, as being rather alienated from my family, these times are particularly lonely. One grows up with a sort of programmed reliance on these days, and well... I tend to withdraw a little.
Anyway, I look forward to being back in the mundane part of the year soon when being alone for long periods of time is just the normal life in New York. On a happier note, a good friend is dropping in from England with his daughter for a few weeks, just after Christmas, on a less good note, that means I have had to give the house a really good try at a cleaning, and I now can almost see the old place again...
Happy Christmas all,


At 12:28 PM, Blogger earthfreak said...

Hey Lor!

I know just what it's like. I'm somewhat uncomfortable with my family too, and it's hard when the season has so many expectations attached to it as well. I have given up trying to fit an image of how it should be. I go to worship on christmas eve, which I love, and just take my dogs for a walk (if it's reasonably nice) during the day.

I used to love christmas in New York though, but maybe I wouldnt' so much anymore, now that glitter and commercialism don't do so much for me.

Peace to thee....


At 1:51 PM, Blogger David said...

I had the pleasure of listening to "Interstice" alone in front of our Christmas tree. Thank you for providing fresh air to blow through its branches.

Merry Christmas, Lor!

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Lorcan said...

Thanks so much, both of ya...

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Plain Foolish said...

I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that holidays are hard on people. As you can see from my recent entries, I'm feeling kinda run ragged by now. (My boss will let us have December 25 off but nothing can fall behind schedule, which means that this last week and next week are insane.) I hope your friends and you have a good visit.

And remember to be good to yourself, too.


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