Ask Udder Smith: Holiday Blues
All my ex-pat friends are flying off to their home countries for the holidays, but we can not make it home this year. I miss my family, and feel lonely and stressed at my in-laws for Sho-gatsu (new years). Everything is so different.
Moooing blue in Shonan
Holidays can be difficult, particularly for bovines far away from home pastures. Thich Nhat Hanh, a noted Vietnamese Buddhist monk, wrote a wonderful book, “Peace is Every Step” , and I turn to its comforting pages whenever I feel blue, or if my milk starts to curdle from holiday stress or family shenanigans.
Take a deep breath and mooooooo.