Wednesday, December 24, 2014
It's the first Christmas Eve in two years that I have been home. Two years ago I was in Japan, and last year I was with extended family in San Francisco. I'd forgotten the preparation involved before Christmas; the wrapping, the care in wrapping, the care in selecting gifts and balancing the amount given to various members of the family. There is a lot of work that goes into a Christmas. And a lot of food that goes into people. But it is really cool to be able to have a day of nothing, a true holiday of rest and family. And our stockings are empty tonight, waiting for a visitor that comes every year.