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  • The world had changed. The world really had changed. A shudder went down his spine as he pushed that old, creaky door open. The world had changed……

    And staying with changing times, he couldn’t believe he was staring into the monstrosity that distinctly resembled a mini-airbus. To be totally convincing, it pained him to see the same. The rest of the gang were unbelievably busy in the run-up leading to the big day-An All-Out Attack it felt to him now!! He checked his watch-A Rolex! Admirers, he had,in abundance - there were still three hours to go till kingdom come. It saddened him to think that an activity which in its initial stages, in all earnesty, seemed enjoyable, now seemed very taxing.

    A furious glance from his chief of staff told him quite plainly that he had forgotten his warm-up exercises the doctor had advised him. Now big, sophisticated burglar alarms went off at the slightest movements. He had to level his fitness, he did a few warm-up runs on the treadmill, and checked that his performance clocked on the treadmill was on par with his planned schedule.
    He took his pills-nowadays, he had begun suffering from air sickness. It made him giddy,the speeds at which he was required to travel in recent times. He looked at his workplace,littered with printouts, wish-lists, faxes, etc. Against his better judgement, he picked up the schedule and felt an ambiguous weirdness. What the hell - ipods, cd’s, dvd’s, playstations, laptops, tablet pc’s, etc.
    He took a deep sigh, checked his watch and realised that he had to set off, pronto, to ensure that he didn’t get caught up in air traffic - you wouldn’t believe the activity that went on in air even if he told you. He placed a kind, yet withered glance on his staff and got an equally warm stare from them.
    And he set off, boy was he inspired! He did his job, did it optimally. He returned in the wee hours of the morning, utterly exhausted but satisfied from his night’s work. He opened his fridge, and clutched a “warm”, reassuring mug of frothy, chilled Budwieser and took a very well-deserved swig. Boy, did it feel good!! He stole a glance outside his window again and a warm smile spread on his lips,they had done it, and how!!He knew the world was about to change even more - for better or worse he couldn’t tell, but it didnt matter to him, not yet for now. There was still enough of warmth, kindness, affection, and pure feeling to spread around. The power of Human Expression was truly mind - boggling.
    He closed the old, creaky door he’d opened the night before on Christmas Eve and the ever-kind, wizened Santa Claus dozed off, knowing at the back of his mind that the logistics, the plans for next Christmas would have to start again really soon, maybe tommorrow……..
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