Monthly Archives: January 2015

Christmas Presently…

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Tis true, today is Three Kings’ Day, but twelve days ago it was Christmas.

A time of remembrance, of warmth, of gatherings near a healing hearth. And all of that was present this past Christmastime, a holiday spent with family.

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Our Nightmare-Before-Christmas sort of snowman greeted all who crossed our threshold. There is nothing more inviting than entering a dwelling from frigid conditions and witness a plethora of radiant candles, beacons of welcome and comfort.

Our simple residence was festooned with an eclectic selection of holiday trinkets, from antique ornaments to slightly kitschy gewgaws scattered about.

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Reindeer, Santa, and  glistening balls covered sundry surfaces, all giving a festive glow to the interior.

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Nutcrackers held sway from above, their solemn gaze impenetrable, like the Moai from Easter Island, the former regaled in wondrous costume.

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In other recesses, various St. Nicks’ peered from candlelit corners, admiring the walls bedecked in Christmas attire.

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Wassailers perched under laden boughs, wishing all a healthy holiday season and new year.

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Other characters wishing the same huddled in darkled corners, while a wan candle allowed a semblance of warmth.

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May the warmth of our simple home provide you all a glimpse into comfort and calm in the New Year and may much health and happiness be yours.

Copyright, Paul Grignon, All Rights Reserved.

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