Perfect Gifts and Holiday Cheer Essay

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Her feet glide across the sterile white tiles, past the storefront windows that hold red baubles and perfectly cut snowflakes, while the strains of Mariah Carey’s vocals pound against her resolve. Obese couples drag around obese children and even more obese shopping bags, holding plastic something-or-others that will be forgotten within the next month. Young men and women wander the halls, searching for that perfect gift for that perfect someone who will be forgotten within the next month. Little children sit on the lap of a fat man, telling him that they want puppies and candies and world peace for Christmas, wishes that will be forgotten when the fat man goes away for another year. Elderly sit on benches, hoping that everything could…show more content…
Her feet glide across the sterile white tiles, past the storefront windows that hold red baubles and perfectly cut snowflakes, while the strains of Mariah Carey’s vocals pound against her resolve. Obese couples drag around obese children and even more obese shopping bags, holding plastic something-or-others that will be forgotten within the next month. Young men and women wander the halls, searching for that perfect gift for that perfect someone who will be forgotten within the next month. Little children sit on the lap of a fat man, telling him that they want puppies and candies and world peace for Christmas, wishes that will be forgotten when the fat man goes away for another year. Elderly sit on benches, hoping that everything could last for a bit longer than it will. All these different creatures walk underneath fake icicles and ginormous baubles and banners that say that they know the perfect present for your recipient, despite the fact that there are so many people to have different presents for. All these notions of perfect gifts and holiday cheer and giving to others will be gone with the first icy wind of January. Looking about her, Arden marvels at how temporary all of this is, this magical time of year when everyone seems to remember charities and the people they love, to really think about them for once, and how it’s all backed by the monstrous economy that feeds off of this temporary affection for your fellow humans. Her moccasins barely make a noise on the
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