Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Eve Eve

December 23 is my favorite date. It's a celebration day I adopted years ago when the holiday was about children, toys, visiting, obligations, shopping, exhaustion. Eve Eve was a night for me - to light a fire and candles, play holiday music, and reflect on the blessings of the year in quiet contemplation. For the decade I hosted a Winter Solstice party (I miss those!) it was a day to clean house literally and figuratively. Today I am grateful for good work I was fortunate to have this year, friends who warm every day, and family. I miss the loved ones who have gone on, but feel the bright light of love and shared memories. Christmas Eve Eve is a day of living now, fully present and blessed.

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