I’m so lucky! I got the best Hanukkah gifts ever. No, really. My daughter brought me home Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle, all the way from Australia where she spent the semester abroad. My other daughter and son got me a countertop compost bin that I’ve been coveting for a long time. And the hugsband? Surprised me with a very beautiful watch. (Millennials: a watch is a piece of jewelry that lets you know what time it is, and is most often worn on the wrist.) The perfect gifts for me! Of course, having my three children and husband all home, eating yummy food that I’ve cooked for them, and blessing the candles with prayers and songs was the best gift, in and of itself. I hope you get gifts that you love this year, too.
As we in the northern hemisphere just celebrated the winter solstice, here’s a gift of a bit of light from Charles Dickens…
“The sun,–the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man–burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.” (from Oliver Twist)
Happy holidays and peace to you all!