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

 

Aphorism No.11

The Ghost of Christmas Past: nostalgia can sometimes sound tedious – but that’s because we don’t use it well; we think it’s about the past when really it is trying to speak to us about what remains of our lives. It is a glimpse into the aching centre of the human condition: existence is fleeting, we must use it wisely. It’s not so much a desire to return to the past as a garbled instruction to ourselves to properly appreciate the future we still have.