The Time Of Christmas


Christmas 1996 promised to be one of the best times of my eighteen-year life. I was on my own in Florida! My parents had moved to Indiana earlier in the year and I managed to stay in my tropical paradise. I had a nice job, a nice apartment and best of all a boyfriend. I had everything I needed.
The malls were decorated for Christmas and the radio station played Christmas carols. The women at my job talked about the toys they had put on layaway for their children and the men joked about what they wanted for Christmas or what to get their wives.
My thoughts were interrupted periodically with phone calls for my office. I answered the calls with the formatted, "Merry Christmas, this ...

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a week and I talked to my boyfriend everyday for awhile. A feeling of distance seemed to come between my parents and I. After the initial 'how are you' and the weather conditions at each location there just wasn't much to say. Instead of independent I was beginning to feel detached.
When my parents asked what I wanted for Christmas I went blank. I felt blank. Christmas was all around me lit up in neon Santas, reindeer and palm trees covered in lights, but I had no emotional thoughts about it. Something was missing or maybe I was coming down with a cold; I just couldn't figure it out.
On Christmas Eve my boyfriend had to visit relatives so I was on my own. On my own meant in my room with my little, blinking ceramic tree and a bag of Tacos. I knew I had to get out of there for awhile. I grabbed up my tacos, a beach towel and headed for the beach.
It was 5:30pm and eighty-two degrees. The sun was just starting to set. I sit on my towel, pulled my knees to my chest ...

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