The answer to that rhetorical question: Probably not. Ah holidays. Friends, family, food and so many excesses. I should post an image of the massive pile of paper used to wrap our plentiful gifts. But, while it tells a story (many perhaps), it is not immediately available.
I just erased some thoughts on the anniversary of the South-East Asian Tsunami. While it bothers me that we need anniversaries to remind us of the passage of time and to bring the original events into sharp relief I think it is worthwhile if we use them as opportunities to revisit our role and what we can do (even while we fall victim to our own excesses). I don't think we should feel constantly guilty, just that we should be conscious and not take things in our lives for granted. In light of that, some seasonal beauty to enjoy.