One of my favorite things to do this time of year
is to simply sit -
and look at my Christmas decorations.
Everywhere I turn,
I see the work of human hands;
if not necessarily mine,
then those of my friends,
whose paths have crossed mine over the years.
evoking memories of past trips,
times shared 'creating' with family after Thanksgiving dinners,
and finding treasures
in 'off the beaten trail'
homes and shops!
MY childhood creations...
my sons childhood creations
with ping pong balls...
offerings from friends
crafted from wood,
or Santas lovingly made by artists,
many who became dear friends;
all are cherished!
Don't think I only created things in my childhood...
I've put the antique chocolate molds I've collected to good use -
making and painting
plaster of paris Santas and trees.
Every year I get them out,
I promise myself I'll do it again!
Maybe in retirement!
to the past and the future!
One of the greatest gifts of the season!
All while simply sitting and looking!
Hope you're enjoying your holiday season
as much as I am, friends!