December 13, 2004

the tree

What do the Rose Window of the (US) National Cathedral, a hiking boot, the Eiffel Tower, a kayak (two, actually), a Beefeater, the Sydney Opera House, a leaf from Walden Pond (dipped in gold: I'm not sure Thoreau wold approve), some Korean tassels, an Alaskan sled dog, a Waterford crystal goblet, a REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT tag, and glass art from Oregon have in common?

Ans: They're all on my tree right this minute. We have a "travel" tree, for which we pick up ornaments wherever we go. I haven't even started on the shiny balls and icicles yet, because it's so much fun to hang these first for all the memories they bring. There are also the red and gold balls and crystal ornaments from our first Christmas tree together, and the tuna-can snowflakes from the tiny tree I had for a friend who visited me at Christmas before I'd even met Rudder.... those are good memories too. It's not my holiday, but I do love the accoutrements.

Posted by dichroic at December 13, 2004 08:09 PM

It's not my holiday, but I do love the accoutrements.

That's a good line -- it's how I feel about it too.

(No tree this year, but my sequined Santa hat is now perched on the book-reading moose on my mantel, and my Christmas cactus has actually decided to observe the season this year -- the first bud opened yesterday, and oh, it's a beauty.)

Posted by: mechaieh at December 14, 2004 10:56 AM
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