“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


advent day 24: christmas eve

most of all, i wish you joy.
whatever shape it takes, whatever color it comes in.

for me, right now, it is a star shaped leaf,
the almost last one,
high up in the empty branches of a sweet gum tree,
twirling in the breeze,
 and the presents polka dotted under my christmas tree.
it is the sugar cookies in white bags on the kitchen counter
and the silence of the neighborhood as we all slow down.

it is more than enough.

merry, merry christmas!



  1. happy holiday moments to you as well ~~ grateful for your space here always !

  2. oh look at that -- y'all -- it's spelled just like it sounds. Cool.

  3. Merry Christmas, Debbie -- may you be blessed with love, joy, and contentment.

  4. it IS more than enough! love you. xo

  5. Merry Christmas, I do enjoy visiting your blog :)

  6. Yes. Must more than enough. Happy After-Christmas week, friend.

  7. Hope you had a very merry one! Love that image!


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