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!