Today as I lay in bed, nursing my sore throat, slipping in and out of sleep until the sun beat in through the half moon window forcing me to move, I dreamt of Christmas. Not the faux Christmas seduction attempted by stores beginning much too early, but of this Christmas... of letters sent to friends not close enough now yet treasured, recapping the year, recalling good times. of ravioli made and frozen against the day, cookies pressed and decorated, menus planned, discarded or amended, but always upside-down cornbread topped with maple-drenched apples and sausage. of boxes of ornaments and ribbon, gift boxes and bags, beauty arranged and re-arranged on tabletops, in windows, hung from lamps, festooning mantels. of gifts brought out from hiding places (sometimes after much searching), last minute buys, the sharp joy of “just right.” Wrapped and tied and dazzling. Tangible bits of love yet not the real thing. of Christmas Eve and church and carols, (hopefully of snow) and silent night all calm and bright with lights on houses and on trees. of joy welling up from somewhere deep to overflow on all around, to sleep and wake too early and go downstairs to start the preparations for too much food, to read the Christmas story, to laugh and sing, exclaim over gifts and lie back, replete with love.
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