Yes, it should be.
And usually it is.
But this year, as with several recent Christmases past, has been fraught with family related drama. Drama which rears its ugly head, just like clockwork, always just in time to ruin the holidays for me.
Today was that day.
I feel a heaviness of heart, and anger mixed with a sense of helplessness.
I do not wish to hurt those close to me, which is why I will refrain from going into details here.
Suffice it to say, I feel very much like the image above.
Tired, defeated, and bereft of any sort of interior peace.
I will pray, I will rest, I will persevere.
This too shall pass.