Christmas Eve

Christmas 07
It dosen’t take much in life to bring you back 15 or 20 years and the holidays are perfect for that. The same family dynamics, the same traditions that are the very definition of your own specific Christmas experience are welcome distractions from the rest of the year. I am happy to be fully ensconced in that world right now in my parents basement. My sister and her new husband (celebrating their first Christmas together) are playing my wii as my parents wrap gifts in (literally) the 11th hour. The wide variety of cookies my mother spends weeks cooking is laid out on the coffee table and the lights from the heavily ornamented tree blur in the periphery of my gaze. All is well for the moment as we wind down for the evening to anticipate Santa visiting us in the morning.

So indeed, a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.