Well, this is a tough day to open - like most of this week. The build up to the big day is over, the presents unwrapped, the papers neatly folded for reuse, or torn to shreds and taken to the trash along with all the now-empty boxes, all the full dishes that once covered the table, emptied to Tupperware, washed and put away, and most, if not all, the guests gone home. While the tree lights still sparkle, and a hint of evergreen still wafts through the air, a bit of the glow is gone. We've had a day to collapse in the chair and simply scroll through the Kindle forum posts, and even though we might feel a vague need to be productive - well, don't know about you, but I am not quite ready to let go of Christmas past and start thinking about the resolutions I need for the New Year.
Going to quote Andy Rooney on this one:
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
So, to pass the time between the old and the new, let me pose a question of the day (with nods to Suze) - did you have a Kodak moment this season? I mean, that one special moment, small or large, that tickled your heart or your funny bone, that you will remember next year when you think about Christmas past? They don't always happen, you know - but when they do, it's magic.
I admit, I don't have any big moments, but will remember the generosity of my friends who made room in their week before Christmas to help me finish out emptying Dad's house, despite having full schedules of their own to manage. Especially the light in their eyes when they would find a treasure in my trash, and go "really? you really don't want this? - and then hustle off, arms loaded down with their finds. Not to mention the huge grin on my face as I sent out 53 emails with Santa notifications. And of course, smurphy's son chopping pizza with a used saw so she wouldn't have to cook dinner certainly rates.....
If you feel like sharing a special moment from this Christmas season, please do, otherwise, no need to rush into the New Year, sit back, join us in the Kindle lounge, where whatever you would like to snack and drink is available, and free books abound. Post a link, post a thought, we just like hearing from you.
And - thanks to Chaya for reminding me! Some of you may have holiday memories to share that don't involve wrapping paper, red-suited fat men with beards, and babes in a manger. We want to hear about those too. The season is about goodwill to all.
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