I get a little bit sentimental this time of the year.
Normally, I have the reputation for being a cynical, vicious brute with an over-developed sense of the ridiculous and surreal.
But when Christmas comes around, some of my rougher edges are buffed off and casting an eye back over the year, I find myself in a grateful and rather serene state of mind.
I've written in more depth about this over at my main blog.
Authors and artists of all stripes should be able to relate to what I'm saying.
We have a lot to be thankful for.
And we can't forget it...
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