Yesterday I heard some people on my train ripping into their friends  ( God help their enemies ) because some of them are listening to Christmas music or decorating already.
This is how I look at it, the past year was bleak and dark and depressing. If listening to Christmas carols cheers you up, if putting up lights and little Christmas Villages on your table tops make you smile, THEN DO IT… 
The rest of you need to chill.
So here are some pictures of snow and a nice quote by Sylvia Plath to reflect upon. 

Gregory Packard

“Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person.” —Sylvia Plath

Claude Monet

For Linda G Hill’s One Liner Wednesday

Tis The Season


I really do love the Christmas season.

I love the way the lights from candles and lamps have to struggle to be seen

against the the dark cast by the dark winter sky

and I love the random splashes of red all over people’s clothes and on food and the

walls and the ceilings

and the free and easy use of ribbons and bows

tied tight around packages. yeah sure, packages

and the use of poisonous plants like mistletoe


wait for it

decorations where you express love to someone by hanging a sprig of it over someones

head and getting a kiss.

I don’t know, do  you give the kiss if they take it away?  Sounds kinda sketchy to me

which is why I suppose  I’ll jump into the festivities  with everyone else

with a sprig of mistletoe in one hand and a coil of ribbon in the other.

Ho. Ho. Ha.

Ivan Aivazovsky