Many decades ago, this time of year was high energy. No school, bed time extended, playing with new toys, a house full of love, laughter, bright lights, twinkling lights, food, drinks and noise. Lots of noise!
Several years later, the time between Christmas and the New Year was filled with parties, laughter, dancing, and people dressing up, and staying up all night. The bright lights, twinkling lights, food, and drinks remained. So did the abundance of noise!
Parties have changed, from dancing to tea. Bright lights are used for reading. Twinkling lights still have the effect of inspiring wander. A cozy fireplace, easy listening music, laughter, and quiet have replaced the noise. My seasons have changed.
The reason for this season remains. How wonderful we share gifts, laughter and love for the birthday of the one who saved us. Sharing the KIC with you is special. Thank you for keeping me company on this journey.
Smiles and Hugs now and into 2014