'tis the season for tinsel, wrapping paper and all things that shine. and while it's one of my favorite times of year, it just feels...different...this time around. chalk it up to me enjoying the fall so much here, the fact we don't have one thing that symbolizes christmas up in our apt yet, or me just not being home, but whichever the reason, this season is slowly going by without so much as a sigh from this gal. (reading my previous blog post, you (and i) thought it would be much different).
so tonight i'm heading to boston commons to watch the city light it's christmas tree. it will mark the official start of the season for many stores and families. i attended an advent service with a friend of mine last night and it jump-started my spirit. there's nothing like singing a handful of favorite christmas hymns (in a cozy harvard divinity chapel no less) to get me remembering what this month is really about. and perhaps that's why it just isn't happening for me yet. christmas in the city is beautiful, but christmas with family is best. so on the 16th, our touchdown in nc, will officially start my christmas.
until then, "i've grown a little leaner, grown a little colder, grown a little sadder, grown a little older, and i need a little angel, sitting on my shoulder, i need a little christmas now.