Tuesday January 7th 2014 Tim
The PV, as we are learning to call whatever it
is that's happening outside, is still with us. It's a little like
having a truly obnoxious neighbor who has taken to standing outside the
window staring in. And when he is not doing that he has a high power
binocular trained upon us. Watching our every move. Taking notes on the
number of clothing layers, choice of footwear and probably he laughs
jolly when one of us wears our wooly hat inside. And he has a keen eye
for both "irritable" and "nice" reactions to his attention.
I have to think that I am not the first to have made this
observation. But my question to others is, how, when
and why did the gift giving emerge. I'd like to try to
think of it as an act of contrition on the part of PV's
everywhere. But so far as I can tell, it's not the PV
that actually does the gift giving.