It is almost upon us.

December 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

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The season when the world stops.

And reaches for the pan at the back of the cupboard,

the one used once a year to bake

Nana’s cake.

***

We celebrate the familiar.

Gather those we love if we can.

Miss those who are gone more keenly.

Give ourselves a dispensation from the grind.

It can wait.

***

And the music in every store turns jingly

And we dream of snow to celebrate a birth

in a dusty, dry and snowless place

or we forget that birth and embrace instead

our families, our neighbors.

***

We decorate.

Bake.

Visit.

Remember.

Sing, whether we can or not.

***

We wrap the old year lovingly, in tissue paper

Or dump it at the curb in a battered cardboard box.

A new year will be delivered soon,

 a snowfall as yet unmarred by a single footprint.

***

2015.

It will be a good year.

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Note: To make my grandmother’s cake see my earlier post, Mildred’s. 

ps: Due to the aforementioned holiday Slow Dance Journal will take a brief break for family, food, friends and raucous singing. See you in the new year, which will be great; you heard it first on Slow Dance.

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