“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

12.16.2012

advent day 16: bows & candy canes & cindy lou who


in the end, i decided to go with something to make you smile, with poofy big red happy ass polka dots and a loopy christmas bow, with nothing deep, with pretty and fun, with stripes across the door, with the kinds of things we say are not important - the silly, the frilly. the froo froo, the too too - because i think we too easily dismiss those things.  because delight is underappreciated, and because it has the power to heal.

what i think we need, especially now, is some christmas magic.  we need the twinkling of outdoor christmas lights, we need jingly bells and star shaped sugar sprinkled cookies.  we need christmas trees and ribbon and we need cindy lou who and the grinch and we need bing crosby singing white christmas.  we need angels to get their wings.  and we need zuzu's petals - they are still in our pocket if we will but look again.

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8 comments:

  1. and now this made me cry ll over again, because yes, you are right, and this IS exactly what we need. xo

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  2. love this post of delight! yes, we do need the delight, the JOY, the awe of the season. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. soft blue and happy red ..thanks always!!

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  4. thank you for this simple brilliance,
    and "because delight is underappreciated, and because it has the power to heal,"
    and for we DO still have zuzu's petals:)
    magic.
    twinkles and joy,
    Jennifer

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  5. Perfect! And, I covet that ribbon, and sharing melt-in-your-mouth whipped shortbread.

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  6. I cannot imagine a more perfect photograph. I can't.

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