This year my work winter holidays are December 23 and 24. I can’t remember ever having had December 23 off from work before. This year, my holiday bears an opportunity to actually prepare for Christmas at a more leisurely pace than my usual traditional frenzy.
So, today I slept a little later, did a little cooking and baking (not too much), and now am headed to shop a little (mostly to watch the people and sights of Christmas and really hear the music). I am thinking about watching a movie later and not so much about writing Christmas cards that are as yet unwritten.
After weeks and weeks of busy-ness, this day before the day before Christmas is an unexpected sparkling gift of uncommon hours to spend watching, listening, waiting, rejoicing…
May the Light draw nearer to us all this day!