In The Light of Thieves An unmistakable presence in the room, lingering without revealing, observing through unopened eyes, the ghost of the season watches all. He sways in a draught like a reed by a river as fluid as the moonrise and gentle as a warm summer night; but it is not summer, not now. […]
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!
Better than the day itself, the unwrapping, the short, sharp shock of enjoyment and disappointment in equal measures, comes the hope. We feed off it eyes wide, breaths held. We taste the allure of red and white from weeks before. Yes, it’s the expectancy that’s best, but it’s almost over.
"Who woke me up?" "Not me." "Why’s the living room door open?" "I don’t know." "What’s all that rustling?" "I can’t say." "Why’re the Christmas presents all shredded and ripped?" "Who knows." "Why’s the dog got chocolate all over his face?" "Father Christmas put him up to it." "Why?" "Duh!"
Snow falls, Night calls, Winter landscape Chills all. Retreat to fire: Warming hands, Wrapping presents, Making plans. Perfect Christmas Out and in. A robin calls Let Eve begin.
I opened my door and what did I see, But a smart little robin there looking at me. He gave me a wink and a slight little nod, And strangely enough, it didn’t feel odd! I invited him in and held the door wide, And quick as a flash he flew straight inside. He stayed […]