right in the midst of all of the holiday hulabaloo
puppy coco is over-joyed.
“christmas is the spirit of love, joy, and peace.”
-lailah g. akita
in talking with the grandies
about all the excitement leading up to christmas eve
i soon realized
that i was even excited for the eve before that eve
because i know what comes next
and it just grows from there.
“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.”
– Fred Rogers
a tiny tricycle
decorated in garlands and sparkles
parked in the bike rack at the library
heard the train come through town
softly whistling the tune of jingle bells
watched the people line up
to catch the bus to the airport
taking them somewhere
where people were waiting to see them
turned to say hello
to the man walking his dog
in his Christmas pajamas
spent the day with family and friends
playing and laughing
simply enjoying the celebration
happy Christmas everyone.
“our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at christmas-time.”
– laura ingalls wilder
found on a medieval tapestry
was known to go into the vines
and emerge with the grapes
what could be more perfect?
and why not a Christmas hedgehog?
“the fox has many tricks. the hedgehog has but one. but that is the best of all.”
-ralph waldo emerson
image credits: british medieval history, elaine treharne, dave pilling
happy christmas to all
image credit: my grandie, b
credits: npr.org, francesca paris, storycorps, canadian air defense, norad