…so nearly there…

Packages coming and going, children home, with their
many friends…filling these walls with life and laughter…
a foot of snow outside our windows…many hands making
light work of the cleaning and tidying and so the trimming
and prettying is enticingly close…

…and then our filling cup spilled over the rim sometime
this evening after I read Alicia’s post…and later thought of it
while I stood by the mixer watching the peanut-butter
fudge spin around asked aloud if anyone knew of Sufjan
Stevens and his Christmas album? And lo and behold,
one of the wondrous young people did and even had
it on her ipod. And “it” turns out to be five albums
of loveliness…unexpected sweetness and beauty
and merriment.

Here’s hoping you are finding sweetness
these days, too.