Here is our 12 step guide for surviving the holidays and (hopefully) feeling somewhat wiser.


Aphorism No.10

If we’re not inherently religious, it might seem odd to point out that Christmas is built around a mystical story of a god being born as a human: frail and weak. But the idea is bigger than the dogma. Irrespective of religion, it’s a metaphor for our strangely mixed condition. We are both magnificent and frail: capable of the subtlest comprehensions and derailed by a stubbed toe.