When you live in the Apple, it's hard to believe that the holidays are considered the "slow" period.
Everyone's working overtime to make sure that the store fronts have the most magnificent scenes to date, the world's largest menorah is ceremoniously lit 8 nights in a row, there are at least 7 tree lighting ceremonies all within 20 mile radius, and the Nutcracker, the Rockettes, and Hansel and Gretel all go off without a hitch at least three times a day. More Appleites are choosing to rent-a-Santa instead of waiting in the long line at Macy's (yes, I heard this fact from a few moms I went out to lunch with a few days ago), not to mention there are more Scrooges than Santas running this town -- meaning that those of us who live here year round are still working overtime.
There's no slowing down in Manhattan.
I've got two chapters of a book to wrap and a contract to seal, while still feeding the daily work beast. So it's been difficult for me to believe that people aren't responding to emails, returning calls or replying to applications because it's "just the slow period," or "everyone's on vacation." Am I delusional to be taking this non-communication personal?
What's the holiday hold-up people!?!? (said the true Appleite.)
The Apple is spinning, and I'm trying to keep up and stay productive while still counting down the days to see Superman this weekend.
I think that maybe once Superman comes around I'll be able to focus and bang out those two chapters, and get that script written -- all in a days work, right?
But secretly I know that when we're together the world can spin all it wants.
I won't give a hoot.
Hope your holidays also hold you up from the demands and deadlines!