Thursday, November 29, 2018

Things, They are A-Changin’

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Or at least it’s beginning to feel like Christmas.

“It’s cold today,” a friend of mine said this afternoon as he held on to his car door before a gust of wind could slam it shut.

“It is and I love it!” I responded.

“Really? You like the cold?”

“No. Not the cold. I like when the seasons change. Like when summer becomes autumn, and autumn becomes winter.”

And it’s true. I do like it because everything changes and I like watching things evolve and grow. Like a grandchild becoming a young adult.

“Chloe, what do you want for Christmas?” I asked my ten-year-old granddaughter over the weekend.

“Books,” she answered.

“Really? 

She nodded.

What else?”

“Nothing else, just books.”

This is a grandchild after a grandmother’s heart!

On the way home from work I saw a sign that read: Be a Santa to a Senior this Year” and I laughed. On the way home, I listened to Christmas songs - to the Carpenters singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and to Gene Autry’s Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Talk about things changing! I can’t believe I was just a child when that song first came out! 

But there’s nothing like music to put me in the mood. Maybe I will be a Santa to a senior this year! ( Just kidding!!)

So, I am looking forward to Christmas - to these last few days of November as they make way for December, and to December as it rolls toward Christmas. This is the time of year that’s all about anticipation, and anticipation isn’t just for kids. So, I hope you’re moving toward a merry little Christmas (or Kwanzaa or Chanukah or whatever holiday you celebrate), and more importantly, I hope you enjoy every little step along the way.

Godspeed, everyone!


My second memoir, Dear Elvis, a story about grief and loss can be found at amzn.to/2uPSFtE