Malls are again of course bursting with people ” buying special gifts ” at Christmastime. It’s wading thru a sea of shoppers with the decibels of a Mahavishnu concert to boot.Yet it could also be the loneliest time of the year. Everyone’s seems too busy to even stop and smell the freshly baked aroma of croissants at the cafe. Everyone’s running after completing the gifts-to-buy list so one can move on with “normal life” thereafter. Maybe gift giving should be banned for just one year to give a chance for people to find time to talk to each other, rather than swim in the everthing for 99 bin. Just wishful thinking. Excuse me, while I dive into the 30% off bucket. Merry Christmas.