Winters Cold Bite

Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.” Jacoby Nordby

 

Winters Cold Bite

I always get a little sad about this time of December. One of my fondest memories of my dad, who died December 3rd, 2013, was when he would bring out his really old box set of the Hundred Aker (Acre) Wood by A.A. Milne and read to us. It was one of my favorite Christmas rituals. So now, I continue to read, though in a solitary sort of way. So as I read on, I will leave you with a quote from a very intelligent Eeyore to remind us as we get cut off in lines, or bustled about, or parking spaces are stolen right in front of our noses, the true beauty of the season can be kept with, “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” 

 

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Hair: Vanity Hair, Winter is Coming **NEW** @ Winter Trend Taxi!
Necklace: [Mandala], Lustful   Taxi!
Vest: -SB- (Siss Boom), It’s a Wrap **NEW** Taxi!
Watch: [Mandala], Hokusai
Pant: -SB-, Silk Blend leggings
Shoo: Reign, Devon Boots  Taxi!

13 thoughts on “Winters Cold Bite

  1. I can definitely identify with the feeling Cao. I lost my three closest core family members 4 years ago. What actually consoles me is remembering the consideration due to other people. The few who are left and those I encounter in my everyday life. 🙂 Hug? yeah Hugss and lots of them my friend!

  2. Huggies my dearest Cao. I too spend this time of year missing people from my life. This time of year used to be such fun to ‘make’ Christmas for my parents. Now I am trying to find new traditions. It’s an effort, but we all find a way to recreate ourselves. Hugs and enjoy those fun and fond memories, they are precious.

  3. I have friends who get S-A-D, Seasonal Affective Disorder meaning they get sad when it gets cold. Some moved to Florida, and that’s how I met them. My Dad died January 30, 2015, so it was the first Christmas without him. No matter the distance (and for 8 years the distance was a 28 hour travel to Chapel Hill from Korea, followed by a six hour drive to Atlanta) we always spent Christmas together. The difference was made stark by the fact that we drove to Naples to visit him at his burial ground this year, and drove 9 hours on Christmas, which was a different type of Christmas. My house liked the end result, so we will make the 13 hour hike to Naples every year. Hope to catch a meal with you one of these Flroida trips. I go to Tampa Bay sometimes too.

    1. Yes, I think perhaps I’d have S-A-D were I not in the sunshine state. My father died 3 weeks before Christmas so perhaps it was so new that it wasn’t like his death hit me all over again, it was still right there smooshed about my heart. So each Christmas is a momentary foray, a celebration, through my life with him. I spoke of him here, if interested ( https://anchailinalainn.com/2013/12/09/not-being-there/ ) I can’t remember the last time I was in Tampa, such a large place that one, almost too large for a solitary Cao. St. Pete (and I hear Naples) is a rather pretty area, and you had perfect weather. 🙂 I’ve not traveled too far in my lifetime, as you know born at Shands and to this day, only about two hours away. I’ve been to the keys twice and not since it’s become so commercialized so long ago. Time flies dear Doug, lifetimes flutter in the wind like beach sand thru eagerly grasping fingers. Hold the boy softly and lovingly let him grow.

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