If we could safely reveal our worries, burdens, and doubts to each other and be comforted, rather than pretending to race through a dizzy maze of false holiday, and everyday, destinations and cheer?
Would we be more likely, rather than looking past, to look into the eyes of a stranger on the street?
Would anxiety be replaced with the famous Christmas "good will" all year round?
Would "good will" mean cheering for others to succeed, which would open up the potential for our own successes?
What would that look like?
And finally, what would become of twittering if we were all rooting for Lindsay Lohan?
But wait, here's that song again.
It's the most
wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistletoe-ing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year
May you all have loved ones near or far and a glowing heart all year.
I know I'll be sitting in Los Angeles traffic, eager for good cheer and excitedly listening for that famous tinkle of a jingling bell, one that replaces the car horns blasting a wildly different Christmas message.