Holidays at Home
Holiday Thoughts and Wishes
Lingering in the looking glass of my life, where has the time gone?
One moment I was strong and steady with the whole world in front of me and now in
Only a few moments, I’ll sit down and carefully chart my course
Keeping time with all of the drummers marching
In the parade of endless faces of those I love.
Now, as I write notes to those I will not see, before this holiday time explodes into a circus;
Genuinely happy to be exactly where I am in this beautiful world of mine, I am
Filled with faith and hope for all of my little “blessings”; I can’t help but notice the lines. Lines
Across the pages waiting to be filled, the small lines in my brow, ties that bind us to friends and
Relatives who are no longer here to share this holiday, and the ways our lives twist and turn.
The shape of my hands has changed over the years, the shape of my body too…
Health, wealth, wisdom…they come and they go, but learning and striving and loving are constants.
Everything and everyone have their seasons, and each season is beautiful in its way
Rights of passage can be harrowing, but always will make you stronger in the end - that is if they
Don’t break you down, tear out your heart or steal the core of who you are.
Only one person has the say in who you grow up to be, and after the age of twenty-five, that’s you.
Well spoken advice I never forgot, although I didn’t need it really, I was aiming for the stars and
Needing to see the world and know how it spins since I was a little girl. Always running somewhere
Loving every taste of freedom and the feel of the sun and wind on my face until well into my thirties
It’s funny now that I should wish the same adventures for the small ones and hope they send me postcards
Funny how I no longer feel the need to run, but want to settle, finally. Learn to love, live and give of myself fully.
Everything I could never do back then.
So this holiday, I want to experience the children, young and old from my place here in the
Present in their presence, hearing all the stories of their lives, their wonderful dreams,
And just where their hearts and minds will take them when they have learned enough to be free.
Then with my parents and my siblings, I’d like to sit back and talk of Christmas past and
How we all came to be in this place and time, how our goals and dreams landed us all here
Stories old and new, twisting and turning together, weaving the tapestry of our lives – our family
There is still so much between us that could be so much sweeter, so much more loving
I hope that we can find the time to be in each other’s presence and fully be there
Laughing, loving, sharing tender moments
Learning, playing, watching the children grow before our eyes
A special kind of bond is formed when together we help babies grow from infants into men and women.
Magic can be found this time of year hidden in the old rafters, dancing in the candles,
Yellow in the fire, sprinkles on the cookies, glaze on the ham, Kaluha in the coffee.
Special times make way for wonderful memories, another one to put away
Taking photographs that hopefully will find their way into a scrapbook rather than a bottom drawer
Elusive yet penetrating, Father Time keeps ticking through the days that follow
Reminding us that the holiday is not just a day, the magic lingers and is thick for the next week
Year’s end is right around the corner bidding a strong adieu.
To all my family and friends, including my dear artists on these hub pages
One wish I have left to impart, I wish you the happiest of Winter holidays
Make ye merry, make ye bright and make ye a new year to remember!
Everlasting peace and love to you all.