Christmas the perfect catharsis when a Scrooge of an economy is marauding us

There is something about Christmastime that moves some of us like the clarinet glissando in Rhapsody in Blue.
Even when an economic meltdown is winging cringing rounds of volley caroming off our hearts and wallets and spirits, leaving us all in desperate need of electroshock therapy, we pause to savor the joy of Christmas and its singular capacity to string families and friends tighter.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
And when the holidays pass into memory, don’t allow the megaton of gloom out there to weigh you down.
Resilience and ingenuity will steer us through this foaming chaos in due time. In the meantime, denial is a good salve. The exile our minds impose on us can be a recuperative elixir.