No, much to the chagrin of ninja assassins and malicious banana peels everywhere, I’m not dead.
Behold! I have arisen from a long blog slumber to bring you tales of joy and merriment. ‘Tis the season and all that.
Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on the blog. I’ve been busy, lazy, disenchanted and lazy. I’ve probably also been lazy but I’m too lazy to confirm or deny this. However, I recently received an email that made me wake up and possessed me to share it. That email is copied below:
Dear Mr. Crisden
I often receive fan mail but this one really resonated in my empty, soulless chest. I got a lil’ teary-eyed and had to stop everything I was doing/narrating/eating/napping on and respond to AA. I couldn’t express how thankful I was to have them share their story with me and in turn allow me to share it with you. It’s wonderful to make a positive impact on someone’s life, no matter how small or large. It often eludes me that I can do just that, sitting in my pajamas in a booth and flapping my gums. There are times when I feel that what I do is of little value in the face of the world at large, one beset by rampant intolerance, greed, hatred, bigotry, violence and ignorance. Something like this heart-warming note from AA reminds me that we all have our part to play.
Everyone has their own story.
You are living your own right now.
…and that one isn’t for me to narrate but for you to live. Live it well.
Here’s to Happily Ever Afters for everyone! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Damn Good Festivus, Happy New Year and/or whatever the heck you celebrate. Cultivate and share happiness!