LOTS of new hats came in today ... mostly wool and wool felt.
Personally, it's been a Garrison Keillor kinda holiday ...
The Holidays can be sweet, full of love, family and joy of gifting. And as you know it can also be filled with stress, lonliness, unfullfilled expectations ... and the flu! I got to see it all this holiday season. Without going into the gory details .... I was listening to Garrison Keillor (of Prairie Home Companion) on the way to lend a hand. He was telling stories where there was one calamity after another and just when you can't take it anymore "Oh Nooooo!" he's says in times like this the only thing you can do is to break out the Rhubarb pie! Then he told another one and more rhubarb pie.
After the end of a long day and Christmas eve night ... I'm driving back home for a bath and Garrison's show is on ... again! This time he's telling about his most memorable Christmases ... with a few of those "Oh No!" stories amoung them. And I'm thinking ... OK I'm having one of those Christmases ... although thanks to Garrison, along with witnessing the suffering, I was also watching the comedy of craziness!
That evening, I went to a dinner party ... a delicious Ciopinno (fish stew) caught, cooked and served by Alan, Max and Leslie. And guess what the desert was?! ... Rhubarb pie !!
May we wind down this year and move into the next, with acceptance, trust and love (and maybe some rhubarb pie!)
Some of our friends, our loves have left to party elsewhere and we will miss them. May those of us here for the 2012 ride, ease into this new year with our new abilities to watch the show and grow with the flow. This is also the year to express our contribution to this sometimes crazy, beautiul life ... Being fearless by choosing love.
Outback ... In the Temple of Venus
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