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2021.12.01 01:01 PresidentKennyZhou Blue Christmas
It’s December, but something is missing. There are a lot of things missing in Lafayette, too many to count, but this is something you can’t really let slide. It’s Christmas season, but the Christmas spirit is nowhere to be seen. Everything is going by like nothing’s going on, it’s as if people here just don’t care about anything but crossing off the previous day on their calendar, living the next day the same as the one before.
December just is not December here. I remember back in Pennsylvania we would visit my grandparents in Hampton. The lack of Christmas here is almost making me forget the fact that Christmas with grandparents was one of the very few times of the year when I was actually happy back in Pennsylvania, but it’s not like things are any better here. Anyways, back in Hampton, there would be Christmas decorations all over the town, and people would wish others merry Christmas. We would sing and listen to Christmas carols and play in the snow. We would visit family and friends, and watch Christmas movies. Occasionally, we would visit Pittsburgh, the city that was covered in gold, red, white, and green on Christmas. On Christmas Eve, we would have Christmas dinner with family and friends, and fall asleep in harmony, just like the Christmas carols, knowing that we will wake up to presents under the tree from Santa.
However, everything changed when my grandpa died. He died abruptly in a car accident. When he died, he brought grandma with him, who committed suicide days after. For me, it was devastating to hear, but it was in a way a relief for my family. My mom’s company offered her a higher position salary in California. My dad had a mistress in Lafayette, so he also tried convincing mom to move here to California, but I never told anyone. My mom stressed herself out thinking whether we should move or not, since she was worried that my grandparents would worry and miss us, until my grandma died. Weeks after, we moved here.
December is not December without Christmas, and Acalanes is still Acalanes, with the gray concrete walls dotted with dull posters. To make something happen, you have to talk to the leadership class, they are the people who plan all the student activities and the school. I walked up to a leadership meeting, where they were discussing holiday plans. I presented my ideas of Christmas decorations and activities, but the leadership president responded, “Sorry, we don’t really celebrate Christmas here”, before going back to their discussion. I understood where she was coming from, but something was just not right.
That day, I went home feeling empty, and just laid on my bed instead of doing homework. I was expecting the response, but still felt down after hearing it. I laid in bed, but a thought suddenly struck me. What if I decorated the school myself? It’s like the opposite of the devious licks, this time I will decorate Acalanes before school the next day, and make it a Christmas miracle. I went to the store nearby and bought paint, paper, and Christmas decorations. After sunset, I packed up my supplies and headed towards Acalanes.
I was able to make Christmas greeting signs and placed them around school. Furthermore, I covered the trees in Christmas decorations, and hung Christmas lights on the fences and along the corridors. After I was done, I tidied everything up, went home and slept, knowing that students will be able to enjoy the Christmas spirit. However, I was called into the office the next day. When I got there, the principal was already waiting for me, and he was not happy with what I did. I was then given a suspension and sent home. At first, I didn’t feel much, but the guilt and bad feeling eventually started to set in on the drive home.
When we got home, I felt unmotivated to do anything, so I just laid on my bed. Christmas used to be an escape from life and all the hardships, but even that is taken away from me here. Eventually, I fell asleep. When I woke up around two hours later, I looked outside the window, and there were flakes of snow falling from the sky. It must have been a Christmas miracle! I put on my jacket, and headed outside. I walked around Lafayette, as more snow began to fall. I stuck out my tongue to catch the snowflakes, as it reminded me of Christmas back in Pennsylvania. As more snow began to fall, I wandered onto the hills outside of Lafayette, away from the buildings.
In the distance, I saw a reindeer looking back at me. It walked into the woods, leaving a trail of footprints, as if telling me to follow along. I walked into the woods following the deer, as snow began to build up on the ground. After about ten minutes, I arrived at a clearing in the woods. To my surprise, there was a crystal clear lake that was frozen over, trees with ice chandeliers hanging from the leaves, and pristine snow covered the ground, with sprouts of candy canes reaching to the sky. Next to the lake, there was a village decorated with Christmas lights and filled with the sound of Christmas carols. I approached the village and saw an old man standing in front of a store.
“Hi! I’m Mr Brown! How are you doing?” the old man asked.
“I saw this village here, so I decided to check it out,” I said hesitantly.
“Well, you’ve come to the right place! Let me show you around!” Mr Brown exclaimed, as he led me onto a reindeer sled into the village. I met the other villagers, who greeted me like one of their own. In the village, I played snowball fighting with the other kids, and we went to see a Christmas movie. When the sun set, Mr Brown invited me to have dinner with his family. Mr Brown brought in a turkey along with vegetables, pies, gravy, and Christmas jelly. Mrs Brown brought in poppers for me and their three children. It felt perfect, just like the Christmases with my grandparents, and I felt like a family with the Browns. After dinner, Mr Brown handed me a tin box of candy and a sweater and said, “We are singing Christmas carols in front of the Christmas tree! You should come!” I gladly agreed, before I followed the Brown family down the village street.
I gathered with all the other villagers around the Christmas tree in the center of the village. All the villagers wanted me to light the tree, so I pulled the red lever and lit the Christmas tree up from bottom up. After the star on top finally lit up too, everyone began to sing Christmas carols, and I joined soon after. Although it was cold, the light from the Christmas tree and the love from all the villagers warmed my heart and body. Before I even realized, the bell at the village tower began to ring, marking midnight. All the villagers began to cheer, as Mr Miller, the village chief said, “We are more than honored to have our little visitor! However, it’s time to say goodbye, and we will miss you! Remember to visit us!”
“Mr Miller, can I stay here please? This is where I belong! Amongst you all!” I exclaimed.
Mrs Miller insisted, “I’m sorry, but you have to go home to your family, they will miss you! Here, take this amulet, and we will always be with you!”
“But Mr Miller! I don’t want your amulet! I want to be with all of you! I don’t have a family! This village is my family! I don’t have a home other than this! I don’t want to go back to Lafayette!” all the villagers fell silent.
“You really need to go now,” Mr Miller said sternly.
“But” I uttered.
“Go!” Mr Miller interrupted. I looked at Mr Brown, and even he turned his back on me, and began walking to his house with his family. I looked again at Mr Miller, who looked back at me unbudging.
My eyes swelled up with tears, as I turned around and began walking away. When I was just about to step out of the village center, I suddenly turned around, “Mr Miller! I-” All the villagers stood there, facing me, but this time each with their mouth sewn shut, and their eyes gone, only two empty bleeding sockets. They all stood there eerily silent and still. I slowly walked towards the villagers, to see if they were still alive, when a gust of wind blew in my face. When I reopened my eyes, the villagers and village were gone, leaving an empty space of where the village used to be.
I stared at the crystal clear lake that was frozen over, the trees with chandeliers hanging from the leaves, and the pristine snow with candy cane sprouts, which were all reflecting the moonlight, before all disappearing in a blink. I found myself in the middle of the woods, surrounded by towering trees that blotted out the moonlight, with a trail of footprints in front of me leading back to Lafayette. I followed the footprints, which seemed to go on forever the way I came. With every step I took, I grew wearier. Eventually I reached the edge of the woods, and I was able to see Lafayette. However, my legs gave in from all the walking. Lafayette was so close, but so far away at the same time, since I was not able to walk the twenty steps back.
I collapsed to the ground, unable to feel my legs in the snow. Reaching into my pocket, I took out the tin box of candy, thinking back to the Christmas dinner and carols in the village, before the villagers had their eyes removed and mouths sewn. I was able to feel death coming, as more and more snow began falling and piling on me. However, I was not scared, since I already died the day we moved here to Lafayette. For this Christmas, I will finally be able to reunite with my grandparents in a better place.
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2021.12.01 01:01 baeleech My Dear Melancholy, Music CD plastic cover came broken
I had order My Dear Melancholy, EP from abroad since it was not available locally. But it has arrived with a broke plastic cover. Can I just buy a plastic cover and put the items inside it from EP? Are they removable? To return the item it will take 3 months
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2021.12.01 01:01 AccordingReserve5024 I was fired, rock bottom take #12364903
I have a problem. Started drinking in secret 12 years ago. I’m losing it. Got a dui (BAC .127) ; then crashed my car into a semi (BAC .26) , survived with minimal injuries, stayed out of legal trouble and got a new car. Now I just got fired for drinking on the job that is paying my medical bills. However the job was at a liquor store and it drove me to drinking! So will I finally stop drinking? I sure hope so. I know if I keep drinking I will die or kill someone. Today is day 2. I’m going to have a day 3 tomorrow! We can do this
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2021.12.01 01:01 Eastern-Assist4711 First backpacking trip of my life
I am going for a solo backpacking trip to Central America. I am really confused about things to buy because this is my first time doing a trip like this. I have been researching backpacks but have not been able to decide which one to get. My trip duration is around 20 days. I would really appreciate some suggestions from experienced backpackers. Also, since I am a student, I have a tight budget. Furthermore, please suggest other things that I should definitely take with me. Thanks in advance!
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2021.12.01 01:01 0ri00n Does anyone here know of any funny footage of Rahul Gandhi?
I'm working on a YouTube video like this. So I'll be compiling funny clips of politicians. I already have a funny clip of Modi, but can't find one of Rahul
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