Monday, December 24, 2018

Kids eye view.


 I was thinking this morning about our perspective as children. When I woke up, my first thought was, ugh it's Christmas eve. I remembered that I have to put some final touches on cleaning/decorating, I needed to do some baking for tomorrow and wrap some gifts. Procrastination is a snapping turtle that caught me by the butt this morning, as it has done for the last ten years. I used to be organized once upon a time, then I fell into a routine of putting things off.

 I started to remember what Christmas eve meant to me as a child. The magic, the wonder, the anticipation, I miss that feeling, it seems so far away now...  but eventually we grow up.

If you are celebrating tonight or tomorrow, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. Take the time to enjoy yourself and the people around you. We deserve this break, we deserve some happiness and enjoyment.

My Christmas lights, communicating with their queen, the Moon, both combining to banish the darkness. Standing there in silence, this feels like nature's gift to me. Merry Christmas.


6 comments:

Old Lurker said...

What a lovely picture, if a little blue. You could use that on your Xmas cards next year.

Deedles said...

That is a hauntingly beautiful picture, Steven.

Bob Slatten said...

Gorgeous picture. So peace - full.

Leeanna Henderson said...

My brothers and I were terrible kids when we were in our teens. One year my mom bought a Santa and reindeer lawn set along with the sleigh. Oh, did we get the beating of our lives from our mother that year. All dad could do was laugh so hard his sides ached. We had a reindeer screwing Santa and that wasn't all. I won't get into it but let's just say each year we kept messing with the decorations to piss off my mother and make my dad scream with laughter. Fun times.

Ur-spo said...

We kids were wild as the evening church service and supper were marvelous. There was always a birthday cake for Baby Jesus.
I made one this evening.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Love the lights! Happy Xmas!

XoXo