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Christmas glow

The sky is slate grey, an ambient twilightesque glow the sole presence of sunshine. Within, the house is cozy, the turkey cooking for hours, the boiler and radiators on, the tree glinting with light and ornament and metallic gleams of paper. Ribbon curls in iridescent bows. Crystal glows quiescently, its transparency lucid and direct. Light is a theme: there are candles and firestarters, a flashlight and a lamp between us all. Crystalline beads illumine dark fabrics and decorative wire rings, a glint against silk or tapestry or cotton or wire. We give gifts of warmth and fire and wool to tide us into spring again: snug hats and glittering scarves.

May your day too be warm and bright, within if not without.

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a_d_medievalist
Dec. 25th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas, then!
intertext
Dec. 25th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas to you! I so much enjoyed meeting you this year, and hope that we may again some day :)
owlfish
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
I had a lovely Christmas! It was good to meet you too. C. and I have long promised ourself a trip out to your corner of the world; I hope it'll yet happen and I'll see you when it does if not elsewhere!
theengineer
Dec. 27th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Xmas Day was pretty grey here in Toronto too, but Dave and I fought it off by marathoning all 26 episodes of the anime series Planetes, finally finishing at 2:30AM. Hope you had as much fun as we had!
owlfish
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
Christmas Day brought me almost all the complete set of Miyazaki movies! (Except the ones that Amazon was temporarily sold out of, apparently.) Christmas was good - and it's good being on vacation.
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