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Friday, December 30, 2011

This morning.....


......we woke early, Lucy and I. She was wet through, needed a complete change. I was reasonably rested for 5:45am, which, these days, is a gift. After all was dry, we sat, she and I and gazed at our pretty tree. It was her idea and it was a good one. We sat quietly and looked, perhaps, more closely, then we had through the busy holiday season. She wiggled a little, I sat with a calmness I've felt seldom recently. I looked at this pretty tree, that we will take down tomorrow in preparation for the new year and all that it will bring, and felt what I always do when I contemplate the transient nature of this life of ours. The rich bitter-sweetness of it all...how fast it all is. Her little hands folded and unfolded and sometimes grabbed my fingers and I felt intensely grateful for that small, sweet moment with my smallest daughter. 


Wishing you joy in all of your moments, big and small, as 2011 draws to a close....