10 December 2014

a christmas tree




Well, look who's not yet shared photos of her Christmas tree...

But, here she is! I like catching small glimpses of her when I walk across these old floors, or find myself snuggled in bed with a book -- in these moments when her bright light swarms over the pages, or dances across the wall.  I especially love her in the night, when she sets our whole apartment aglow.

And there is some undeniable magic in this odd tradition -- of erecting felled or faux trees in our homes, gussying them up. To me it says, carry your oddities proudly on your arms like baubles, and drape yourself in lights so everyone can see them. Stand in your window, let the whole street -- the strollers, the drivers, the workers, the carolers -- hear: It is Christmas, and I will be funny, and free, and full of light.

10 comments:

  1. so, so magical! i love this time of year :)

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  2. I am trying desperately to convince my hubby to buy a white tree! I just love that it looks like it's covered in snow! So sweet!

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  3. Definitely an undeniable magic. Such lovely pictures!

    Chloe | Curious Ramblings

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  4. Gorgeous photos! What a wonderful tree you have there :)

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  5. These photos truly capture the beauty of the holidays! It looks so lovely! <3

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  6. beautiful tree! :) I'm in love with your blog!

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  7. I love white trees! They are so rare these days but so beautiful. Lovely :)

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  8. Love the way you capture the photos... and your writing! xx

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