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.