Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it’s kind of hard to escape the fact that today is Christmas Eve. The stores are still bleating at us that it’s the last day to shop. Carols are still assaulting our eardrums wherever we go (some of them quite wondrous, and others truly insipid). Our email boxes are overloaded with offers to deliver whatever we order by tomorrow.
Being a fan of movies, I am reminded this year of the last scene of a Bill Murray film called “Scrooged”, a modern version of Dickens’ “Christmas Carol”. Bill makes this wonderful declaration after having been visited by the three ghosts: “It’s Christmas Eve. It’s not too late. It’s the one night of the year that we act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we share a little more. For a couple of hours of the year, we are the people we always hoped we would be. It’s a miracle.”
In this season of light, however you choose to celebrate, I wish for you a little wonder and magic, the love of family and friends, and maybe a small miracle.
Peace and many blessings, my little chickadees. Larkin