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 I finally get the concept of Christmas lights    8)

There's a neuron in my brain which understands intellectually that this is the darkest time of the year.        There's another neuron which holds a lifetime's memories of indoor and outdoor lighting from every December.      After bumping around my skull (in the dark, with flashlights), these two neurons have found each other.         We have to put extra lights all over the dark when we can't see the sun.        ("Oh Holy Light, the stars are brightly shining....")

This is also the anniversary of my father's death    (my friend told me that  Jews  they call that anniversary "yarzheit").    For the first time in several years, I put up my (three-foot artificial) Christmas tree, replaced the dead tree lights and put my small collection of Garfield and Looney Tunes ornaments on it with a few others I crocheted myself (I has a crocheted star   8).     I left the tree lights on all night.  I bought a candle (not a "yarzheit candle"), lit it around sunset yesterday and left it, in its glass container, on top of my stove.      It's still burning.

I'll circulate among my fellow humans some more tomorrow (I was really glad to have Commons to go to last night) when I finish my shopping.      I received a gift and I forgot to ask if I should "do not open until Christmas".       No patience -- I opened it and I love it!

Right now I'm dreaming about the day the sun comes back.     

Thankful

Nov. 22nd, 2007 06:03 am
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 I am so thankful to have a working car.     Hundred Minutes (music jamming and processionals and a promised performance and wonderfully proteinaceous meals) would have been impossible without it.     Just for starters.

I am thankful for the opportunity for dancing and socializing at   [personal profile] darklilli's birthday bash.    I like dancing   8)

I am thankful for my family.

I'm thankful for my patient    (must not strangle the screaming bird....must not strangle the screaming bird....)

I'm thankful for music and the act and the recordings thereof    8)

I'm thankful  to be apprenticed to someone who knows how to make her own fun  (also her own funny   8) , which incidentally makes her corner of the SCA a better place.

I'm thankful for the support and sharing of all my friends...
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(Blog Against Theocracy submission)

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My first sonnet.

From far-off days when fancy japed a hay
My weary spirit leapt, a home to see;
As kindred souls dared brave the glare of day
They open'd wide their welcoming arms to me.
Maturity descended all too soon;
Ungentle hands dealt tutelage unneeded--
As I heard clashing drums and sour tune,
I needed balm with bitterness unseeded;
My back must bring the joy I wish to find,
So hidden jaws and talons of this life
Our sweet pastimes, and sweeter companies, bind--
In such a Healing-House I'll weather strife;
              I teach and learn--for now and for all time,
             The hands that hold my Dream are none but mine.

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