In the village. Because England has villages, not cities. Except for London. London is a small village with other villages that make a city.
Kind of like Boise, Idaho. It’s made up of more than just Boise, but called Boise because acronyms can be a pain.
Anyway, villages are awesome. Seriously.
It’s Christmastime. The most wonderful time of the year. The greatest time of the year where everyone is a little bit nicer, and things seem to sparkle just in the corner of your eye, disappearing quickly leaving a smile twitching your lips. Stars twinkle more brightly. Music is sweeter. And there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with your favourite blanket and a nice steaming mug of hot cocoa.
I didn’t get the chance during Thanksgiving because I was busy. Sadly enough I will be busy again come 26 December. Not so busy, though. The holiday party season is over. If there is another word for not-so-busy-but-still-have-to-work, I’m all ears.
But that’s not the point of this post. The point is; come tomorrow morning the sun will shine through the windows of houses on the world, illuminating twinkling trees and the brightly wrapped presents underneath. Kids will wake up in a fury of excitement that only kids can possess, race to their parent’s bedroom to cry them awake and then stumble-run down stairs and dive, bodily, into the presents underneath the tree. And demand permission to open them. Right. Now.
Me, personally? I’m gonna sleep the hell in. Seriously. It’s been a month. A helluva two months, actually.
Again, not the point. Tonight, I want to take the chance to thank you guys. Those of you who have taken the time to follow the blog, to comment on my flash fictions and shorts. You who read what I have written. I hope I have made you think, given you pause, or even made you laugh. If I have, wonderful, if not then I have work to do.
Without you guys it would be me and the voices in my head. And that conversation gets old after a while.
You guys make it happen.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, Happy Kwanzaa and Blessings on the Solstice.
I’ll see you in the New Year!