Sunday, December 10, 2017

The day after ...

It's the day after the first snowstorm of the season. Locals and visitors from around the world had fun yesterday as the snow fell making it feel more like a Christmas festival that you see in a movie that warms the heart and says, "Happy Holidays". Of course there were the usual drunk people running around the city celebrating SantaCon.

Having fun in the snow helps connect to the holiday season. Last night, as the snow fell, two teenagers - a girl and boy - built a snowman in the park - stick arms, stone for eyes, etc. They each took a pic ... memories. After all that time and effort they knocked off the snowman's head, laughed and made angels in the snow as darkness crept in. ... Ring ... the girl got a call ... must be from Mom. Time to go home.

I've watched a few of the 2017 Hallmark Christmas movies - cozy but not realistic. They make you want to go to New England or places where Christmas embraces the body mind and soul and one lives happy ever after. We need these moments to open the heart and connect emotionally. Each year we will become a little more pragmatic knowing that neither Santa Claus nor any other magical icon we believe in, is going to come along and fix things. But we can enjoy a loving moment.