Getting ready for Christmas at my house
Some might think that it’s pushing the season, but I like to decorate for Christmas over Thanksgiving. Then I’m “done.” All that is left is the enjoying. The evenings start so early now. Sunset into the Pacific is before dinner. Jesper and I love to light the candles, put on the Gregorian Chants and sip port wine in front of the fire.
This year I’m starting out with white orchids. There has been much agitation in the world, and I suppose my soul is crying out for purity – and peace. The grapes are meant to remind me daily of the abundance that blesses my life. If you look carefully, you’ll spot a few angels hovering on my mantelpiece. Exist or not exist – it isn’t a question I’m asking this season. I’m relishing the simple joy they bring to my heart. And I hope yours. May this be a wonderful Christmas (or Hanukkah) season filled with love and good companionship for you all.