Upon finding photographs of Christmas past (*updated)…Posted: November 20, 2012
Photos of candlelit Christmas rooms
exquisitely trimmed tree,
garlanded mantle and window tops,
stockings hung with care,
broad smiles, you can see
playful merry children
the room is gone and so the scene
set so perfect
so it seems
tied together with gossamer,
pine for happy them and me,
that could be this year’s gift
under the Christmas tree.
I have never in my life had the Holiday Blues, and yikes, we’re not even to Thanksgiving!
Hmm. The hustle and bustle and relative tussle can be disquieting, I know. Are you happy no matter what, or how do you cope, if not?
I’m thinking: I should have coping mechanisms on hand this year!
I give thanks for all of You who stop in now and then! Enjoy your family time, your good food, and be thankful. Gratitude is such a wonderful quality, and hey we at least have each other out here in cyberspace. : )
and May Visions of Sugarplums Dance in your Head!
* Addendum: I should probably say that what made me melancholy and prompted the writing of this poem is that I am looking at happy family photos, but I’m divorced so my family is therefore asunder, which makes me feel sad for my children at holiday time. I am looking forward to celebrations nonetheless and had/have lots of invites for holiday dinners and travels, not to worry. Thank you all for your concern. : )