Posted by Rystefn on December 23, 2008
So I have a friend I’ve known for a long time (coming up on fifteen years now, actually). She’s one of those people who has a good instinctive ability to assess people’s motivations and mindstates, which I’m sure we’ve all encountered from time to time among the people we know. She’s privvy to my periodic bouts of depression, and indeed most of the problems I’ve had in my life. She told me once, not so long ago, that pretty much the only I could ever do to surprise her would be to die on a day that wasn’t the 24th or 25th of December.
Thinking on that, I decided that I should say: I’ll probably disappear until after the New Year. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be back around in a week and a half or so.