It’s here! Christmas concerts done, office finally shut-down, shopping finished, some wrapping perhaps, but finally the time to slow down, and to revel in the mystery and magic of Christmas. A few days for family and friends; for reunions, late nights, rich food, and extravagantly loving and enjoying those closest to you.
One of my favourite bits of writing is “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas. In this brilliant poem, Thomas remembers the images and sounds and smells, a mix of many childhood Christmases; stalking cats through the snow, opening “useless” and “useful” presents, watching tottering aunts drink a bit too much (‘after all, it is only once a year!”) and uncles sleeping through the afternoon by the fire…
“…One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six…” – “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” – Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
We hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas and holiday time with your family and with your your beloved, making memories, enjoying loving, and growing closer together in kindness, and in good adventure of every imaginable kind!
“It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!” – “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens – (1812-1870)