December 25th, 2013

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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 09:25 am
Well wishes for the season come to the cottage this morning.

Although the majority of my ancestors through six or seven generations have been Christian, I am not. During this month, the followers of many faith traditions have at least one major holy day, others more than one. My personal celebration is on the winter solstice.

No matter what your faith, I hope your holy day celebration this month finds you warm and safe, surrounded by the joy and laughter of the people you love.
I leave you with a photo of Grandma's table, where this morning I am mindful of my many blessings.

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I don't know what kind of action it saw in her home, but here at the cottage for the past nine years, Grandma's table has hosted countless meals, served a gazillion cups of coffee (and not a few beers), and been a place where the people I love can kick back and feel free to laugh, cry and let their hair down.

This 64 year old table bears the scars of well loved use. I suspect it has borne witness to many secrets.

All my cats have used it for a regal perch. I manage my finances at the table, journal random musings and tarot readings in a succession of leather bound volumes, wrap gifts, complete handcrafted creations, and contemplate this journey called life.

The journey is good.

Joy to you on your holy day.