It is the time of year for Christmas Revelry. If you want to.

This is a beautiful, heartfelt post on a blog I follow daily. I don’t want
to forget it, so I’m reblogging. May you all spend Christmas in a way that gives you comfort and peace. I’m growing toward that goal a little more each year.


For many, many years I spent Christmas Day alone. Quite happily. I counted to thirteen Christmas mornings waking up in an empty house then I stopped counting. My children always spent Christmas with their beloved Grandmother my ex husbands mother. This was our tradition – a good one too. And I had a project every Christmas Day, usually in my darkroom. Then I ate my dinner and watched movies that I had  rented from the video store down the road.  And that was my lovely Christmas day.

And slowly my Christmas spirit leached out, a tiny bit at a time, it lay about on the floor for a while creeping out with a sly dry  ‘what about me’ sigh every year but eventually I brushed its desiccated body up with my special brush and shovel and stored it in one of those secret boxes in my mind. The little jewelled…

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4 Responses to It is the time of year for Christmas Revelry. If you want to.

  1. Mary Riddle says:

    A beautifully written piece; thank you. I won’t say “Merry Christmas,” but I’ll wish you a serene, peaceful holiday.


  2. Sabra Bowers says:

    Love seeing you here, Mary. Yes, Celi is a wonderful writer and a dedicated blogger. Her blog is one of the first things I read in the morning, before work usually. Thank you for the holiday wish; and I wish the very same for you. See you after the New Year.


  3. Veronica Roth says:

    I also read Celi’s blog almost every day and loved this entry. Merry Christmas Sabra, my friend, and warm happiness for the holiday season. Much love form me to you. 🙂


  4. Sabra Bowers says:

    It is beautifully written and resonates on several counts. Merry Christmas to you, Veronica. May the next week and a half be a blessed one for you. Love and big virtual hug to you!


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