Church of Twain: Marking time at Christmas

If you think you feel stressed at Christmas, you’re not alone. In fact, Mark Twain carried those same feelings with him. He addressed them briefly in “Following the Equator.”

He wrote, ”The approach of Christmas brings harassment and dread to many excellent people. They have to buy a cart-load of presents, and they never know what to buy to hit the various tastes; they put in three weeks of hard and anxious work, and when Christmas morning comes they are so dissatisfied with the result, and so disappointed that they want to sit down and cry. Then they give thanks that Christmas comes but once a year.”

Hey, at least you’re in good company.

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