December 10th, 2006

xmas puppy

Christmas Choices

In the middle of the piles of presents yet to be wrapped and ribbons and bows and wrapping paper with the sounds of the Mormon Tabernacle choir singing "O Holy Night," I felt myself choking up and I fought back tears. The pure, stinging beauty of the music, the bittersweet feelings of gratitude and love and loss throughout the past year, and memories of joyful Christmases of my childhood suddenly combined in an almost overpowering surge of emotion.
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