You do not need permission –
if you feel you need permission, you have mine:
to write expensive Christmas cards and buy stamps
to not write any Christmas cards
to get drunk every day over the festive period
to not drink at all
to eat yourself silly
to take it easy and eat fruit every day.
To change your mind.
To spend your time with family and friends
to spend time with your family of choice
to cry when children sing ‘Away in a Manger’
to think it’s lame when children sing ‘Away in a Manger.’
To wake up at 5am to write
to wake at 5am and watch crap TV
to be silent
to have a magical Christmas
to have a rotten season
to look after yourself because you are precious:
know that you are.