When the Christmas holiday begins it is like there is a Christmas-magic thermometer with a red mercury line that rises with warmth, anticipation, fun, giving and thoughts of baby Jesus… as the holiday presses closer to the 25th.
in an instant
on the 26th…
the mercury begins to drop
and that red line of magic slowly starts to drop down
The New Year celebration holds tight to one last burst of joy,
and then life
clicks back to “normal” in a snap.
We go our way
for eleven months,
the magic thermometer
begins to rise once again…