46. The Truth of Christmas Light Season


A prisoner sits in the dark, tied up by Christmas lights, playing a harmonica.

It is Christmas season or, more relevantly, Christmas light season. I can remember packing them away very carefully last year in neat looping coils but still I sit cross-legged on the floor unknotting the requisite holiday cheer. It is not clear yet if everyone will make it home but it’s important the house look magical just in case.

The truth of Christmas light season is no matter how careful you are you can never untangle quite all the knots.