To each and every one of our special readers this evening, we send you love. We reach out across the frosty night and hold our virtual hands tight. We remember that even though many of us may not be where we may usually be, or want to be, we are in a place which is home for us right now.
We are all community, going through this year together, in different ways, with many different experiences, but a community non-the-less.
We are connected. We are family. We see you. We stand with you.
Scene sends you a hug, a huge LGBTQ+ hug, a queer hug so tight it makes you giggle, a trans hug filled with unconditional love, a nonbinary hug that’s warm and reassuring, a HUG for all of us, all our wide diverse family on this special day in yet another difficult year.
If you can, or if you are able, or if you just need to hear someone’s voice, reach out the next few days, reconnect to a friend, call someone you’ve not talked to in a long while. Put the awkwardness to one side, forget the embarrassment, take a deep breath and just call. Simple acts of gentle kindness are what will get us through these dark winter nights and days. If you have love in your life, share it.
However you may be spending the day, celebrating or not, working, looking after others, with a few members of cherished family, with a friend, with your cats, we wish you the very best wishes and send you seasons greetings.
If, like us, you are alone this Xmas, then we raise a glass to your good heath and send you extra warm Yuletide Blessings and dedicate this slightly overexcited, but relentlessly cheery song to you.
Season’s Greetings from the Scene team.