Dec 13, 2011

Tuesdays With Christmas: Part 2

"Where Are You, Christmas?"

Just like us, Christmas doesn't have to fit 'the mold'. To each Christmas their own!

It may come in the form of packages & bows to some, a trip home to family for others. You & I may not won't pick the same thing out of a Christmas line up. What defines this time of year for you will differ from anyone else, and furthermore what Christmas means to you as the years go may differ as well. Christmas is your truth, but more on that in Part 3.

For me, heavy lies the presence of Christmas rather than the presents.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not besmirching the act of gift giving (in moderation). I bask in the contentment of devoting my thoughts to another person & trying my best to uplift their day with a gift all their own. I'm also a kid at heart so I love the anticipation of knowing that underneath that bow there's a gift that someone had in mind just for me.

However, the presence of Christmas remains before & after any gift opening session.

The presence of this time of year comes to me in many forms: singing along to the intro song to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, a Christmas mug's drink to warm the cockles of my heart, my feet clad in cozy socks, letting the glow of Christmas lights wash over me, sending a card to the one who needs it most, placing my favorite decoration on the shelf (a tall & absurdly skinny ceramic Santa), making traditional Italian pizafrit on Christmas morning. It's just not Christmas unless there's pizafrit.

I like to think of Christmas as that feeling of being "full". May you find your fill this season, whatever that may mean to you!