moving into the softness called december.
tonight the local christmas parade,
still almost full moon overhead.
two years ago, i joined graciel in counting down the days to christmas. an advent calendar of thoughts and photos, poems and silliness. it was good medicine - i haven't forgotten how it made me feel the magic. how it made me slow down, and when i didn't or couldn't, how it made me at least stop long enough to take a picture, to write a few words, to say i'm busy and whew!, but here, isn't this wonderful? the christmas part made the 25 days in a row, if not easy, at least fun. i fell into it like a child amongst gifts on christmas morning.
this year i will do it again, and i'm inviting you to join me. no rules, no have-tos, except that it be about the christmas season, or whatever season you celebrate at this time of year. i say all the time that the universe is dropping gifts around us, that we just need to reach out and catch them. hold our hands open. i'd love it if you opened a gift each day and shared it. i'll be doing the same.