a little sparkle
the holiday season is full of traditions and tribulations. whether we have a love or hate relationship with the holidays, we can count on: carols, lights, the tree, santa suits, reindeer’s, hot chocolate and marshmallows, yummy food and chocolate (lots of chocolate).
my fascination is with the christmas lights. whether perfectly strung or in mad disarray, when darkness falls and the lights shine, i smile. i can’t help it, they make me happy. the lights unite us, they bring streets and neighbourhoods together to cast away the grey and dark of our winter weather. people slow down and look and more often than not, they notice. some smile, others may critique the messiness of the display in the light of day, but when the darkness falls there is nothing better than a light show–static, multi-coloured, pure white or a complete mish mash.
when the holidays are over and the new year is upon us, i am saddened to see the lights disappear. when dusk has fallen, the drive home gets a little darker as one by one the lights are packed away.
my tree is gone and the lights are dimmed–doomed actually, for they will be packed away by Saturday.
i know i am a little mad to be so sad.
what , if anything do you miss about the holiday season?