This year for Christmas, I would like… Silence.
One day without piano lessons from the neighbors to the west, and drumming practice from the neighbors on the right; without door slamming or brooms being banged against the metal railing in the hallway.
One day without the PA system from the school at the end of the block, and the military-like shouting coming from… well, I’m not sure where that’s coming from.
One day without people shouting in the street, without fireworks going off at 8 am, and without the roar of poorly-maintained cars and bicycles squeaking, rattling, and clanging down the street.
And one day… oh please, just one day, without the constant shriek of car horns at every hour of the day and night.