picking up chinese food late in the day
the same cure
for holiday madness
restaurant was so busy
it was all a blur.
‘the Chinese do not draw any distinction between food and medicine.’
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
is it one of the hottest days of summer?
is it time for our annual
christmas in july/august celebration?
with long-time friends
odds and ends re-gifts to each other
that we’re highly likely
to re-gift to someone else at a later date
no reason to keep the joy of giving all to ourselves.
‘christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.”
image credit: pinterest vintage, petticoats and pistols
they told santa that they would
make sure to send some cookies along for mrs. claus,
because he usually gets to all of them
and she doesn’t get any treats.
the note is to make sure that he doesn’t forget to share.
– happy christmas to all –
“sharing the same meal reaffirms kinship.”
– deng ming-dao
photo credit: neel